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Kelly Ayotte
Family fears that Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo will be forgotten
Family fears that Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo will be forgotten

For 12 years, Obaidullah's family has watched the release of more than 200 Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obaidullah and many others were captured as young men in the mainly Pashtun areas of eastern and southern Afghanistan. The Taliban negotiated the release of some captives, such as the five freed last year as part of a swap for U.S. prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. But Obaidullah's turn has not come. Captured at 19 at his home in the eastern province of Khowst, two days after the birth of his daughter, he is one of eight Afghans still held at Guantanamo — among the 122 prisoners remaining — as President Obama's pledge to...

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