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Iraq Shuts Down the Abu Ghraib
Prison, Citing Security Concerns

New York Times, by Duraid Adnan & Tim Arango

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/16/2014 11:26:03 AM

Baghdad - The Iraqi government said Tuesday that it had closed the Abu Ghraib prison, the site of a notorious prisoner abuse scandal during the American occupation of Iraq, because of fears that it could be overrun by Sunni insurgents who have gained strength over the last year. In a statement, the Justice Ministry said it had moved 2,400 prisoners to other high-security prisons in central and northern Iraq, adding that Abu Ghraib’s location — west of central Baghdad and on the edge of insurgent-controlled areas of Anbar Province — had become a “hot zone.” It was not clear whether the closing was permanent, or if the prison might reopen

The American humiliation continues as 0bama lack of policy undoes gains made in the War on Terror. (A few months back, there were many successful attempts at freeing Al-Qaeda prisoners at mass staged raids throughout Middle East).


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PI65, 4/16/2014 11:43:11 AM     (No. 9813016)

Yeah OP, like we should still be in that hell hole. Mistake from the beginning. Semper Fi

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