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Press Statement
Tom Casey, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 17, 2006


Release of Three No Longer Enemy Combatant (NLEC) Detainees from Guantanamo

Earlier today, the Government of Albania accepted for resettlement three individuals who had been detained by the U.S. Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. These individuals were the last remaining Guantanamo detainees determined to be no longer enemy combatants. The Government of Albania's resettlement of these individuals is an important humanitarian gesture. The United States Government appreciates the assistance of the Government of Albania in this matter.

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