US releases list of Guantanamo terror detainees

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April 20, 2006 03:09

The US government released the first list of detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay prison on Wednesday - the most extensive accounting yet of the hundreds of people held there, nearly all of them labeled enemy combatants. In all, 558 people were named in the list provided by the Pentagon in response to a Freedom of Information lawsuit by The Associated Press. They were among the first swept up in the US global war on terrorism for suspected links to al-Qaida or the Taliban. The list is the first official roster of Guantanamo detainees who passed through the Combatant Status Review Tribunal process in 2004 and 2005 to determine whether they should be deemed "enemy combatants."


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