Youngest Guantanamo inmate approved for release

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Hassan bin Attash, Guantanamo Bay’s youngest detainee, has been cleared for release. This marks the latest departure from the controversial prison camp that every US president has promised to close since it was opened two decades ago. The Yemeni national, who grew up in Saudi Arabia, has been held since 2002, when he was captured in a raid in Pakistan. He and his brother Walid have been at Guantanamo since 2006. He has been accused of conspiring to commit the 9/11 attacks, though he has never been formally charged. The main stipulation for his release is finding a country where he can be “reha…

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