U.S. shuts down last detention center in Afghanistan

U.S. shuts down last detention center in Afghanistan
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The U.S. military's final detention center in Afghanistan at Bagram Air Base is now closed, with the two remaining prisoners turned over to Afghan authorities.

The Pentagon told NBC News it "no longer operates detention facilities in Afghanistan nor maintains custody of any detainees." The deadline for the handoff was Jan. 1, and a State Department spokesperson said that the early transfer was "not linked to the release of the Senate committee report on detention and interrogation."

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