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Guantanamo four arrive in Europe

Watchtower at Guantanamo Bay prison (file image)
The US has missed a deadline that had been set to close the prison camp

Four inmates freed from the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have arrived in Europe, officials say.

A Tunisian, Egyptian and Libyan were sent to Albania, while a Palestinian was sent to Spain.

The Palestinian is the first of five inmates that Spain has agreed to take. Albania has taken eight detainees.

US President Barack Obama has said he wants to close the Guantanamo camp this year, after setting and missing a deadline of 22 January 2010.

The US justice department said on Wednesday that there were now 188 inmates left at the prison camp.

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