Oman takes in 10 Gitmo detainees, 45 remain

Oman says it accepted 10 detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of President Barack Obama leaving office, shrinking the facility he promised to close to 45 inmates.

The US Defense Department does not immediately respond to questions about the transfer.

Oman’s Foreign Ministry says in a statement that it had accepted the prisoners at Obama’s request. It does not name the prisoners.

“In consideration of their humanitarian situation, 10 persons have been released from detention and arrived in the sultanate today for a temporary residence,” the statement says.

— AP

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