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Gitmo Board Clears For Release Prisoner Who Still Poses Threat


President Barack Obama’s multi-agency Periodic Review Board (PRB) has approved an al Qaeda-linked Algerian prisoner for release from the U.S. military detention center in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, conceding that the jihadist “presents some level of threat.”

However, PRB claims that the threat posed by the 43-year-old, Sufiyan Barhoumi, can be “adequately mitigated,” in part due to “his lack of extremist views.”

At one point, the Pentagon deemed the prisoner to be “high risk,” linked to key al Qaeda leadership, and accused him of participating in “hostilities against the US and coalition forces.” – READ MORE

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