More return to terrorism after leaving Guantanamo, Pentagon reports

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January 7, 2010 02:07

 
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One in five terror suspects released from the Guantanamo Bay prison has returned to the fight, according to a classified Pentagon report expected to stoke an already fierce debate over US President Barack Obama's plan to close the military prison. The findings, published Wednesday, reflect an upward trend on the recidivism rate, although human rights activists who advocate closing the prison have questioned the validity of such numbers. Early last year, the Pentagon reported that the rate of released detainees returning to terrorism was 11 percent. In April, it was 14 percent. The latest figure was 20 percent, according to a US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the report had not been declassified and released. According to a senior administration official, the White House has not been presented with information that suggests that any of the detainees transferred during the Obama administration has returned to the fight.

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