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US Opposes Planned Release of 88 Afghan Prisoners, Adding to Strains

The United States wants Afghanistan to halt the release of 88 prisoners from an Afghan jail because they pose a serious threat to security, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, adding to strains between the two nations.   The United States only recently transferred the prison at Bagram to Afghan control after it had become a serious source of tension with the government in Kabul, which is fighting a Taliban-led insurgency.   Relations with Afghanistan have grown particularly strained...

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