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January 29th, 2013
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Plans to close Gitmo uncertain after special envoy tasked with job is reassigned

CNN has learned that the U.S. State Department has reassigned the special envoy in charge of closing Guantanamo Bay detention facility and has no plans to replace him, according to two senior officials.

The Guantanamo Bay detention facility or GITMO  is home to know terrorists, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

This move reasign the special envoy is a departure from President Obama's intention to close GITMO within in first year of office.

Hopes of 'Gitmo' closing dim

OutFront tonight: Dafna Linzer Senior Reporter for Pro Publica.


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