US releases Gitmo detainees to Afghanistan; Obama vows closure

The release of the four Afghans, described as low-level detainees, comes as Obama presses Congress to close the military prison camp.

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Four Afghans held for over a decade at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a gradual push by the Obama administration to close the jail.