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AFGHANISTAN Karzai Wants U.S. Out of Prison Prakash Singh / AFP / Getty Image

Karzai Wants U.S. Out of Bagram Prison

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is ordering aides to complete the "full Afghanization" of the prison at the American air base in Bagram. Karzai tweeted a message to supporters Sunday night, saying the U.S. is still holding several Afghan prisoners, despite an agreement to release them to local authorities. Afghanistan's defense minister, attorney general, and national police chief were ordered to take control of the Bagram prison, but they weren't given a time line for the move. Afghan politicians say Karzai is trying to influence the final security agreement being hammered out by diplomats in advance of the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2014.

November 19, 2012 4:59 PM