Afghanistan to release 'dangerous' prisoners

January 27, 2014 7:42 PM

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Afghanistan to release 'dangerous' prisoners

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military on Monday criticized a move by Afghanistan's government to release 37 "dangerous" prisoners who it says pose security threats, calling the decision a "major step backward."

The release of prisoners has been a sticking point in Afghan-U.S. relations as the two sides struggle over a deal allowing U.S. and allied troops to remain in the country past the end of this year.

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