By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 4 April 2016:
The United States has released what are to be the last two Libyans being held at . . .[restrict]the Guantanamo detention centre in Cuba. They are being sent to Senegal.
The two, named as Salem Abdussalam Ghraiby and Omar Khalif Mohamed Abubakr Mahjour Umar, were captured in Afghanistan in 2002 where they were said to be fighting with Al-Qaeda. Ghraiby, born in 1961 and from Zliten, had the nickname Abu Lukman Al-Hakim (or Al-Zlitini). Omar Khalif, known as Abu Omar Al-Beidawi and born in 1962, is from Beida.
Senegal is one of a number of countries that have offered to resettle a number of former Guantanamo inmates. However, while the two Libyans will due to be under observation there, it is feared that they will easily be able to make their way back to Libya and there be able to join up with militants.
It is not known if they have already arrived in Senegal. A statement from the US State Department today made it clear, however, that they had left Guantanamo.
There are now thought to be 89 detainees left at the base. [/restrict]