Youngest Guantanamo prisoner Khadr returning to Canada: reports

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Posted: Sep 29, 2012 9:14 AM
Youngest Guantanamo prisoner Khadr returning to Canada: reports

TORONTO (Reuters) - The youngest Guantanamo prisoner, Omar Khadr, who was a 15-year-old fighting in Afghanistan when captured in 2002, was sent to finish his sentence in his native Canada on Saturday, Canadian media reported.

A military plane carrying Khadr, who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier, left the U.S. navel base on Saturday morning, the Toronto Star newspaper and Canadian Broadcasting Corp said, citing unnamed sources.

Canadian government officials did not immediately return emails seeking comment. But Public Safety Minister Vic Toews was set to hold a hastily arranged media briefing in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

(Reporting by Jeffrey Hodgson; Editing by Bill Trott and Sandra Maler)