Congress is still blocking the President's efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo, but more prisoners are being moved out.

FOX's Jared Halpern has more from Washington:

The Pentagon has informed Congress a dozen Guantanamo detainees will soon be headed elsewhere, the first two expected to be sent to an undisclosed African nation this weekend. The rest expected to be transferred out of the detention facility by the middle of next month.

Congress has blocked transferring detainees to the U.S., but current law requires a 30-day notice for the Pentagon to transfer detainees to other approved countries.

The Washington Post reports one of the detainees approved for transfer has been on hunger strike since 2007, who the military has been force-feeding.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News.