Three Yemenis and two Tunisians were released from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba last night and are headed to Kazakhstan for resettlement:

You can’t say we weren’t warned:

And more releases are on the way:

Nearly 30 prisoners have been resettled in third countries this year as part of President Obama’s renewed push to close the detention center despite opposition from Congress.

That’s the largest number since 2009, the Reuters news agency points out. It quotes a senior U.S. official as saying the pace would continue, with more transfers expected in coming weeks.

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