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Gonzales says released Gitmo detainees returned to fighting against US

[JURIST] US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Wednesday that a dozen former Guantanamo [JURIST news archive] detainees have gone back to fighting against the US since their release, as evidenced by their recapture or confirmed death. Gonzales' statement echos similar reports from Pentagon and highly-placed Congressional sources last year [UPI report; JURIST report], when reference was made to 5 released Afghans who had taken up arms again. Gonzales said President Bush will have the final say in any decision on eventually closing the prison, but Bush last week gave no timetable for doing so. Reuters has more.

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