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U.S. releases Guantanamo’s oldest prisoner after almost 18 years

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center was released and “reunited with his family” in Pakistan, the country’s foreign ministry said in a statement Saturday. Saifullah Paracha, 75, had been held on suspicion of ties to Al Qaeda since 2003, but he was never charged with a crime during the more …