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Officials say US transfers 2 Yemenis held in Bagram prison

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SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni security officials say that two prisoners held at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan have been handed over to Yemen.

The officials say the two prisoners were transferred to Yemen from Bagram prison, north of Kabul, on Tuesday. They didn't elaborate and spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.

Yemen's Hood human rights organization identified the two prisoners as Amin al-Bakri and Fadi al-Maqaleh, who have been detained since 2002 when they were arrested in Pakistan.

U.S. forces are due to hand over control of the Bagram prison to Afghan forces when they pull out of the country in December.

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