U.S. secretly released prisoners in Afghanistan: Report

May 7, 2012 by  
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The United States has been secretly releasing detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups, the Washington Post reported in its Monday editions.

The “strategic release” program has allowed American officials over the past several years to use prisoners as bargaining chips to reduce violence in restive provinces, it said, citing U.S. officials who it said spoke on condition of anonymity.

The freed detainees are often fighters who would not be released under the legal system for military prisoners in Afghanistan. They must promise to give up violence, the report said.

Officials would not say whether those who have been released have later returned to attack U.S. and Afghan troops, the Post said.

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One Response to “U.S. secretly released prisoners in Afghanistan: Report”
  1. Two statements of several years, Try 3 1/2 & Billions given to the Muslim Brotherhood, Guess Holder is giving them new guns and a few Thousand for time served, God help America!

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