Pentagon says Guantanamo detainee accused of being linked to 9/11 transferred to Saudi Arabia

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The Defense Department announced Monday that Mohammad Mani Ahmad al-Qahtani, who has been accused of being the “20th hijacker” in the September 11, 2001 terrorism plot, has been sent home to Saudi Arabia from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

A review board determined in June 2021 that al-Qahtani did not present a current threat to national security, and recommended repatriation to Saudi Arabia. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin notified Saudi Arabia in February of the decision.

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