US moves prisoners from Afghan prison to Pakistan, Yemen

WASHINGTON: The United States has moved additional prisoners out of a small military prison in Afghanistan, bringing the number of people remaining at the US detention centre near the Afghan capital to under 30, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
“Nine prisoners were sent to Pakistan last week from the Parwan detention centre, located on a military base near Kabul,” said US Military Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Myles Caggins III.
“Another two prisoners were sent to Yemen this week,” Caggins added. The Obama administration has been moving prisoners out of Parwan in step with its gradual military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Detainee transfers from the secretive prison are not regularly disclosed.

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