Two Guantanamo Prisoners to Be Sent to Algeria

President will be meeting with Yemeni leader to maybe send some guys back there


The White House announced Friday the U.S. intends to transfer two detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Algeria as part of its effort to close the military prison in Cuba.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement that the Pentagon certified to Congress its intent to repatriate the two to Algeria.

"We are taking this step in consultation with the Congress, and in a responsible manner that protects our national security," Carney said.