Afghanistan

Afghanistan Releases Prisoners Despite Warnings From the US

Unnamed U.S. military official says some of the detainees are linked to IEDs

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(Reuters)—The Afghan government released 65 detainees on Thursday who the United States has warned pose a serious security threat, a move that further strains already tense U.S.-Afghan ties as the international mission in Afghanistan winds down.

Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi said the prisoners had been released from a detention facility near the Afghan capital, Kabul, and would be sent back to their respective home areas throughout Afghanistan.