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  UK terror suspects being released
Updated 20 February 2004, 07.53
The prison in Cuba
Five British men who have been held in a special jail in Cuba for two years following the conflict in Afghanistan are being released.

On Friday the men, aged 21 to 35, will be told they are going home. They'll be let out of jail in a few weeks' time.

The men were being held by the US on suspicion of terrorism. They were never given a trial in front of a judge.

The government says the men don't pose a threat to UK security, but they'll be quizzed by police when they return.

The five men are among nine Britons being held at the prison at a US military base in Guantanamo Bay.

Taleban

Most of them are believed to have been arrested in Pakistan or Afghanistan as suspected al-Qaeda or Taleban fighters.

The UK and US governments are still deciding what will happen to the remaining four Britons.

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