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Conditions 'improve' for detainees of Gitmo

The camp commander at Guantanamo Bay has told the BBC that conditions for detainees have significantly improved since the Obama administration took office two years ago.

Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harbeson says the majority of the 169 remaining prisoners are now held in communal cells and as a result, assaults on staff have reduced sharply.

It is still unclear when President Obama will carry out his pledge to close the base, which he promised to do by the end of January last year.

Gavin Lee reports from Guantanamo.