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Pentagon Releasing 12 More Gitmo Inmates

In President Obama's push to close the Guantanamo military detention camp, another dozen detainees will be transferred to at least two countries that have agreed to house them. The relocations will start over the coming days and last over the next few weeks, a U.S. official told a Reuters reporter on Wednesday. Tariq Ba Odah is included in this latest effort to empty the facility. Ba Odah made headlines for a long-term hunger strike; he's lost about half of his body weight. Last month, Obama presented a plan to close the prison to Congress, and there are 91 prisoners left at the naval base. Most of the inmates have been held without a trial—or even a formal charge—for more than ten years.