According to the Department of Defense, the Obama administration is releasing two terrorists currently held at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. They will be released to the custody of the government of Saudi Arabia. The terrorists are, according to DoD, "Mr. Saad Muhammad Husayn Qahtani and Mr. Hamood Abdulla Hamood."
The news release said that a 2009 executive order called for a review of their cases by the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force. It was the consensus of the agencies involved in the review that it has been decided to release the two above-named individuals. Said the DoD release, "The United States is grateful to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility." The Obama administration has received assurances that the two terrorists will be treated humanely.
Currently, their are 160 persons being held at the Guantanamo Bay naval base, which is leased from the government of Cuba.
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