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Dozens end Guantanamo fast

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainees have abandoned a hunger strike, lowering the number of captives refusing food to 18, a US military spokesman said yesterday in a telephone interview from Cuba.

The strike had jumped from three participants in May to 89 on Thursday. No details were given on why the prisoners stopped the strike. It was the biggest of the year at the US prison in Cuba, where about 460 men are being held on suspicion of links to Al Qaeda or the Taliban.

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