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Guantanamo Inmate Claiming to Be Medic Rejected by Court

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a Guantanamo Bay inmate who says he served as a Taliban medic, not a combatant, refusing for the second time in a month to spell out the limits of military detention.

The nation’s highest court today left intact a lower court ruling against Mukhtar Yahia Naji al-Warafi, a Yemeni citizen who has been held for 12 years at the U.S. military base in Cuba. He was captured along with Taliban forces in Afghanistan in 2001.