Karzai stands by move to free detainees (10)

IOL 2014.02.14 09:43
By Humeyra Pamuk and Hamid Shalizi Reuters Afghan National Army soldiers stand guard at the Bagram detainee centre, north of Kabul. Picture: Mohammad Ismail Ankara/Kabul - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday rejected criticism of his government's release of 65 detainees viewed by Washington as dangerous militants, further fanning tensions with the United States as the international mission in Afghanistan winds down.
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