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Guantanamo hunger strike growing

CAROL ROSENBERG, Miami Herald
Special to In Homeland Security

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — Navy medical staff were treating at least two captives suffering dehydration in the prison camp hospital at Guantanamo as the military disclosed that the number of Pentagon-defined hunger strikers had risen to 21.

The military said in a statement that, as of Monday morning eight of the 166 war-on-terror captives had missed enough meals and lost enough body fat to be fed nutritional supplements by tubes snaked up their noses and into their stomachs.