January 21, 2016 10:25 AM

Guantánamo parole board clears Yemeni who was victim of mistaken identity

Mustafa al Shamiri was kept as an al-Qaida captive of consequence rather than run-of-the-mill jihadist

He spent more than 13 years at Guantánamo, 6 as a ‘forever prisoner’ because his name was similar to names of other extremists

Now he joins dozens of captives cleared for third-country resettlement with security assurances that satisfy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter

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