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US transfers Pakistani brothers from Guantanamo Bay

Abdul Rahim Ghulam Rabbani and Mohammed Ahmed Ghulam Rabbani are being repatriated after nearly two decades in the US military prison. Their departure brings the remaining number of detainees at Guantanamo Bay to 32.

WASHINGTON — Two Pakistani brothers detained without charge at the American military prison in Guantanamo Bay were released to their home country after two decades, the Pentagon said.  

Abdul Rahim Ghulam Rabbani, 55, and Mohammed Ahmed Ghulam Rabbani, 53, were captured in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2002 and held in CIA custody in Afghanistan before they were transferred to the offshore US prison in Cuba in 2004. 

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