(ISLAMABAD) — Despite protests by the U.S. military, the Afghan government has released dozens of detainees that America considers “dangerous insurgents.”
On Thursday, 65 Afghan detainees, who the U.S. military accuses of being Taliban fighters, walked out of Bagram prison as free men. Their release was ordered by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who claims there isn’t enough evidence against them.
The move has prompted angry protests by the U.S. military, which says the men will likely kill even more American and Afghan soldiers.
All of this comes as Karzai continues to accuse the United States of trying to keep Afghanistan unstable, as an excuse to keep foreign troops on the ground.
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