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U.S. Hands Bagram Prison Over to Afghans


Afghan protestors are seen in front of the US base of Bagram during an anti US demonstration in Bagram north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. More than 2,000 angry Afghans, some firing guns in the air, protested on Tuesday against the improper disposal and burning of Qurans and other Islamic religious materials at an American air base in Bagram north of Kabul. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)(Musadeq Sadeq/AP)

Praising the transfer as a victory for his nation’s sovereignty, Afghan President Hamid Karzai oversaw the handoff of Bagram prison from the U.S. to Afghan forces, the Associated Press reported.

Disagreements between the two countries over terrorism suspects held there remain. Yet when the agreement was signed in March, the U.S. had already handed off authority over some 3,000 detainees.

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