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At least four freed Gitmo detainees have returned to terrorism this year, US says

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The US government has confirmed that at least two Guantanamo Bay detainees released by President Barack Obama’s administration, and at least two more released by George W. Bush’s administration, “returned to terrorist activities” in the first six months of 2016. That’s according to a so-called “recidivism report” released Wednesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

The report, which covers a six-month period that ended July 15, does not publicly identify the former detainees, nor does it provide details about the activities in which they allegedly engaged. The report’s definition of “terrorist” or “insurgent” activities includes “conducting a suicide bombing, financing terrorist operations, recruiting others for terrorist operations, and arranging for movement of individuals involved in terrorist operations,” but not incidents where ex-detainees have made “anti-US statements or propaganda.” – READ MORE

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