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New reports surface about Guantanamo Bay detainees believed to be terrorists


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several American and European newspapers have written accounts of secret documents revealing new information about Guantanamo Bay inmates suspected by the U.S. government of being terrorists.

The military detainee assessments were made public Sunday night after the WikiLeaks website obtained the files. The government called the release "unfortunate."

According to the media outlets, the records contain details of the more than 700 detainee interrogations and they include evidence that the U.S. collected.

The files describe the intelligence value of the detainees and whether they would be a threat to the U.S. if released. To date, 604 detainees have been transferred out of Guantanamo while 172 remain.

The dossiers provide new insights into some of the prison's most notorious detainees such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (HAH'-leed shayk moh-HAH'-med), the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.

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