Afghans to release 37 detainees; US objects

Aerial view of Bagram Internment Facility, Autumn 2009. (Image. Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

Aerial view of Bagram Internment Facility, Autumn 2009. (Image. Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

The Afghan government order to release 37 of 88 detainees who the US says are national security threats has been condemned by the Pentagon Monday.

A special government panel, Afghan Review Board (ARB), ordered that the prisoners be released from the now Afghan supervised detention facility at Bagram Airfield, in the Parwan province of Afghanistan, north of Kabul. In March, the US transferred the prison over to Afghan control…

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