Muslim holy period to be celebrated at Guantanamo

Military expects most prisoners at US base in Cuba will take part in prayers, meals for Eid al Fitr

A US military spokesman said Wednesday prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay prison will be served traditional holiday meals to mark the end of Ramadan.


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Navy Capt. Robert Durand says he expects most of the 166 prisoners at the US base in Cuba will take part in the prayers and meals for the holiday known as Eid al Fitr.


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It's not known whether a long-running hunger strike will surge again.


The US says 55 prisoners still met the criteria to be classified as hunger strikers as of Wednesday even though most have been eating at least once a day. The number dropped by half since the start of Ramadan in July.


Lawyers for prisoners say some likely gave up the strike because of Ramadan or were just worn out by the protest.



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