The U.S. military says it is dropping war-crimes charges against five Guantanamo Bay detainees.
A military spokesman says the government can renew the charges later. The chief prosecutor - Army Col. Lawrence Morris - will review material, coordinate with intelligence agencies and recommend appropriate action in each case.
Spokesman Joseph DellaVedova said Tuesday the charges were dropped against Noor Uthman Muhammed, Binyam Mohamed, Sufyiam Barhoumi, Ghassan Abdullah al Sharbi and Jabran Said Bin al Qahtani.
The move comes after a prosecutor for another detainee resigned, alleging the military was suppressing evidence favorable to the defense.
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