US strike in Yemen kills former Guantanamo Bay detainee

The Pentagon (AP)
Updated 06 March 2017

US strike in Yemen kills former Guantanamo Bay detainee

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said on Monday that a March 2 strike against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen killed a former detainee from the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
“We can confirm the death of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Yasir al Silmi,” said Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, adding al Silmi had been held at the detention center from 2002 to 2009. 


Marine monitor reports departure of Iran tanker after Gibraltar rejects US demand

Updated 57 min 13 sec ago

Marine monitor reports departure of Iran tanker after Gibraltar rejects US demand

  • Gibraltar authorities have not confirmed the tanker's departure

GIBRALTAR: The Iranian oil tanker at the center of a diplomatic dispute departed from Gibraltar late Sunday after the British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel.
According to the monitoring website Marine Traffic, the supertanker which had been detained since July 4 off the coast of Gibraltar lifted anchor Sunday evening and started sailing south.
Authorities in Gibraltar have not confirmed its departure.