US Transfers 5 Guantanamo Inmates to Kazakhstan

The United States has transferred five more detainees from the controversial prison at the Guantanamo Bay Navy base in Cuba.

In a statement, the Pentagon said three Yemenis and two Tunisians were transferred Tuesday to the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan.

The men were low-level detainees detained in Pakistan on suspicion of having links with al-Qaida or other militant Islamic groups.

The detainees, who were held for over 11 years, were never charged with a crime and were cleared for release by a government task force years ago.