Algerian Officials Visit Guantanamo

A high-level Algerian delegation has visited the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and confirmed the identities of 17 Algerians imprisoned there, the justice minister said Sunday. Justice Minister Tayeb Belaiz did not say when the delegation visited Guantanamo but said the purpose of the trip was to confirm the prisoners' nationalities. Days earlier, Assistant Secretary of State David Welch said during a visit to Algeria that Washington wants an accord soon with Algeria on repatriating its citizens released from Guantanamo.

Algerian Officials Visit Guantanamo Mon, Mar 3, 2008