Is the US Hiding Secret Prisons In Afghanistan?

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Is the US Hiding Secret Prisons In Afghanistan?

Investigators say they have uncovered 'illegal and unlawful detention facilities run and operated by foreign military forces'

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Watchtowers along the perimeter of the $67m Bagram prison, north of Kabul. (Photograph: Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images)

Watchtowers along the perimeter of the $67m Bagram prison, north of Kabul. (Photograph: Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images)

An Afghan government panel investigating U.S. and U.K. detention facilities in the country announced Saturday it had two secret and unlawful prisons operating at coalition bases in Afghanistan, The New York Times revealed.

“We have conducted a thorough investigation and search of Kandahar Airfield and Camp Bastion and found several illegal and unlawful detention facilities run and operated by foreign military forces,” said panel chairman Abdul Shakur Dadras, according to The Times.

The U.S. Department of Defense immediately released a statement claiming that it fully discloses all detention facilities to the Afghan government. The International Security Assistance Force vowed full cooperation with the investigation.

Dadras stated more details about the investigation's findings are forthcoming.

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