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US panel urges transfer of Yemeni from Guantanamo

The US flag is viewed at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on August 7, 2013A military panel has recommended transferring a Yemeni detainee from the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, reversing earlier orders for him to be held indefinitely without trial, officials said Friday. The move came as part of a renewed effort by President Barack Obama's administration to close the controversial jail at the US naval base in southeast Cuba. Mahmud al Mujahid had been deemed too dangerous to release and Pentagon officials on Friday did not say why they had decided he no longer posed a major threat.