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US to hand Bagram prison back to Afghans

The US military is set to hand control of a controversial prison housing 3,000 Taliban fighters and terrorism suspects to the Afghan authorities.

The move is part of a deal to transfer all Afghan prisons back to local control ahead of the withdrawal of Nato forces at the end of 2014.

Bagram prison has been at the centre of a number of prisoner abuse allegations.

The BBC's Jonathan Beale has the latest.

  • 10 Sep 2012