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U.S. transfers 5 prisoners from Guantanamo

The U.S. transferred five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay on Thursday, The Associated Press reports. Three men were sent to Georgia and two to Slovakia.

All five men were among dozens of low-level prisoners who no longer pose a threat, according to a 2009 administration task force. The releases come after Congress eased restrictions on transfers last December.

The latest round of transfers leaves 143 prisoners still held at Guantanamo, AP says: 74 cleared for transfer, 36 detained without charge, 23 to be prosecuted, and 10 either facing trial by military commission, convicted, or sentenced.