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U.S. releases four Guantanamo prisoners, sends them home to Afghanistan

The U.S. flew four Afghans home to Kabul early Saturday morning, after they had spent more than a decade imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Reuters reports.

Identified as Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and Mohammed Zahir, the men were reportedly originally detained for alleged involvement with the Taliban or similar terror groups. But a U.S. official told Reuters that "most if not all of these accusations have been discarded and each of these individuals at worst could be described as low-level, if even that."

The releases are part of President Barack Obama's long-running push to close the prison, which still holds 132 detainees.