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U.S. strike in Yemen kills former Guantanamo Bay detainee
March 6, 2017 / 5:57 PM / 8 months ago

U.S. strike in Yemen kills former Guantanamo Bay detainee

WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Monday that a March 2 strike against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen killed a former detainee from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

“We can confirm the death of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Yasir al Silmi,” said Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, adding al Silmi had been held at the detention center from 2002 to 2009.

Reporting by Idrees Ali, writing by Phil Stewart

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