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Obama aides traveled with freed Gitmo detainees

WASHINGTON - Senior aides to President Barack Obamaaccompanied four Chinese Muslims and their lawyers on a flight fromthe Guantanamo Bay detention facility to Bermuda.

The four Chinese Muslims, called Uighurs (WEE-gurs), wereresettled in Bermuda on Thursday. The U.S. government haddetermined they were not enemy combatants and should be released.

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor says that White House counselGreg Craig and the special envoy charged with overseeing theclosure of the prison at Guantanamo, Daniel Fried, were aboard theplane.

Vietor says that the two were on the plane to play a logisticalrole and to ensure that the process went smoothly.


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