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Omar Khadr, the youngest prisoner to be held at Guantanamo Bay, has been released and returned to his native Canada.
Khadr had been held at the US base in Cuba since 2002, after he was detained in Afghanistan at 15 years old.
He had been sentenced to 40 years in prison in 2010 for war crime charges, which included murder in violation of the law of war, attempted murder in violation of the law of war, conspiracy, providing material support for terrorism, and spying. However, as part of a plea deal, his sentence was limited to eight years.
Also under the deal, Khadr, now 26, became eligible to return to Canada in October 2011. He was flown on a military plane to Canada on Sept. 29 and will serve the rest of his eight-year jail term there.
As of now, 166 detainees remain at Guantanmo Bay.