Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered the release of 72 imprisoned terrorism suspects from a prison at Bagram air base, defying U.S. concerns that the men will pose a threat to security if freed. Karzai has already riled Washington with his refusal to sign a bilateral security agreement to allow some U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the current mission.
Findlay Kember / European Pressphoto Agency
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