Hagel: We Know that Some Former Gitmo Detainees ‘Have Joined the Fight’ in Syria

‘We’re aware of that’

Hagel: 'We Know That Some (Former Gitmo Detainees) Have Joined the Fight' in Syria (CNS News)

"Well, we know that some of the detainees that have come out of Guantanamo have gone back to the fight, to the battlefield," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters on Thursday. "We're aware of that."

Nevertheless, Hagel said he supports President Obama's intention to close the prison for enemy combatants:

"And we think that overall the policy of getting to close Guantanamo is clearly in the interests of the United States, as the president has articulated, which when I -- I was in the United States Senate, I supported it.

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