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Biden administration transfers its first detainee from Guantánamo Bay

The Biden administration has transferred its first detainee out of Guantánamo Bay, leaving 39 prisoners at the facility on the American base in Cuba.

The Department of Defense announced the transfer of Abdul Latif Nasir to his native Morocco in a statement early Monday.

In 2016, under then-President Barack Obama, a review board determined that Nasir’s detention was no longer necessary to protect against “a continuing significant threat” to the national security of the United States, according to the statement. Read the full story on NBC News.