US designated Qari Saifullah the Taliban shadow dep governor of Zabul & operational commander, as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’
KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan will release 88 prisoners as planned even though the United States considers them dangerous and wants them to remain in detention, the board reviewing their cases told Reuters.
The prisoners are being held at a jail at the Bagram air base north of Kabul. The United States only recently transferred the prison to Afghan control after it had become a serious source of tension with the Afghan government.
“If these prisoners are released, it will do an irreparable damage to the US-AFG relationship,” senator Graham told reporters in #Kabul
The 88 prisoners who might be released, have killed 60 coalition soldiers, 57 Afghans, U.S. senator Lesley Graham, told repoters in #Kabul
KABUL (Reuters) – The United States wants Afghanistan to halt the release of 88 prisoners from an Afghan jail because they pose a serious threat to security, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, adding to strains between the two sides.
The United States only recently transferred the prison at Bagram to Afghan control after it had become a serious source of tension with the government in Afghanistan which is fighting a Taliban-led insurgency.
KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan on Monday rejected as baseless a U.S. intelligence forecast that the gains the United States and allies have made in the past three years will be significantly rolled back by 2017.
The U.S. National Intelligence Estimate also predicted that Afghanistan would fall into chaos if Washington and Kabul failed to sign a pact to keep an international military contingent there beyond 2014.