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Iraq Releases Another 500 Detainees

Detainees at Abu Ghraib waiting to be released on June 11 (ITAR-TASS) June 19, 2006 -- The Iraqi government has released another 500 detainees, the fourth batch to be freed as part of reconciliation moves ordered by Prime Minister Nuri Kamil al-Maliki.

A Justice Ministry spokeswoman says the detainees who were released came from the three main U.S.-run detention centers -- Abu Ghraib, Camp Bucca, and Camp Suse.

Some 1,770 detainees have been freed in the past month.

The U.S. military says 14,000 prisoners are currently held in its facilities.


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