First Algerian detainees repatriated from Guantanamo

In a first, the Pentagon said this week it sent home two Algerians from the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

The latest transfer operation from the remote U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba reduced the prison camp population to ''approximately 265,'' according to a Pentagon statement issued late Wednesday.

It made no mention that this was the first repatriation of an Algerian citizen since the Defense Department opened the prison camps in January 2002.

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