U.S. Department of Defense

Oman says it accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay detainees

Oman said Monday it accepted 10 detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of President Barack Obama leaving office, part of his efforts to shrink the facility he promised to close.

Oman's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it had accepted the prisoners at Obama's request. It did 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 said.

The U.S. Defense Department did not immediately respond to questions about the transfer.

A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity as...

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