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U.S. To File Charges Against Guantanamo Bay Detainees

The U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay (file photo) (AFP) April 25, 2006 -- A top U.S. military prosecutor says the United States plans to file charges against about two dozen Guantanamo Bay detainees captured in the war against terrorism.

Air Force Colonel Morris Davis, chief prosecutor for tribunals being held at the U.S. military base in southeastern Cuba, declined to disclose details when he made the announcement, on April 24.

The U.S. military holds about 490 detainees at Guantanamo Bay for alleged links to terrorist groups. The military says it plans to transfer or release about 140 detainees, but has given no time frame.