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Detainee in Afghanistan to face charges in U.S. court, officials say
Detainee in Afghanistan to face charges in U.S. court, officials say

The White House National Security Council announced late Thursday that it was transferring a terrorism detainee from Afghanistan into U.S. law enforcement custody to face federal charges in this country in a civilian court. Administration officials said they were prevented by law from naming the detainee, noting that no criminal charges had been publicly released. But sources described him as a Russian caught five years ago fighting alongside insurgents in Afghanistan. He was wounded after allegedly leading attacks against U.S. troops. Bernadette Meehan, an NSC spokeswoman, said the man was being held at a Parwan detention facility in Afghanistan and now “will be transferred to law...

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