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US Condemns Release of Afghan Detainees

The U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan has condemned a decision to release 37 detainees that they believe to be "legitimate threats to security." A statement Monday from United States Forces-Afghanistan called the release a "major step backward" for developing rule of law in Afghanistan. The detainees are part of a group of 88 being held at a prison on the U.S.-run Bagram air field. President Hamid Karzai ordered a review of their cases, and earlier this...

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