Two More Gitmo Prisoners to Be Released to Serbia

Alissa Lopez | July 11, 2016
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The Department of Defense announced on Monday that two Guantanamo detainees will be transferred to the Serbia.  

The DoD's press release stated

The United States is grateful to the Government of Serbia for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. The United States coordinated with the Government of Serbia to ensure this transfer took place consistent with appropriate security and humane treatment measures.

This makes Serbia the 31st country to offer Gitmo detainees an area to resettle since 2009. 

Additionally, the department shared that there are a remaining 76 detainees at Gitmo.

One prisoner, Muhammadi Davlatov, was reportedly approved for transfer approximately six years ago by six U.S. departments and agencies, including the departments of Defense, Justice, State and Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The second detainee, Mansur Ahmad Saad al-Dayfi, was approved for transfer in October by the review board, who concluded that he was no longer a threat to national security.

They say that now.

It has been reported that some of the terrorists released under President Obama have in fact re-engaged in terrorist activity. In March, the Director of National Intelligence released a report that of the 647 detainees that had been transferred, a total of 116 had re-engaged in terrorism.

The report went on to state:

Based on trends identified during the past eleven years, we assess that some detainees currently at GTMO will seek to reengage in terrorist or insurgent activities after they are transferred.

There is a reason these terrorists were placed at Guantanamo Bay, and as more of them are released, more will turn to terrorism once again. It’s like the government never learns from their mistakes.