U.S. expressed concern to Afghanistan over planned release of detainees: State Dept.

WASHINGTON Thu Jan 9, 2014 2:04pm EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has expressed to Afghanistan its concern over the planned release of 72 detainees Washington considers dangerous, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Thursday.

"These 72 detainees are dangerous criminals against whom there is strong evidence linking them to terror-related crimes, including the use of improvised explosive devices, the largest killer of Afghan civilians," Psaki said at a news briefing.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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larainemh wrote:
We should have been out of there a long time ago. Now Karzai’s arrogance is making it even more dangerous for us to be there. Afghanistan is a lost cause–ask the Russians. They are so steeped in ignorance and 12th century traditions that nothing we do can pull them out of the tribal mentality. Give it up–get out.

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