By GRAHAM BOWLEY
Published: September 9, 2012
KABUL, Afghanistan — One of the centerpieces of the hand-over of American control to Afghan authority encountered a last-minute unexpected obstacle on Sunday when the United States paused the transfer of the final couple of dozen Afghan detainees at the Parwan detention facility.
The Afghan government said it was going ahead with what PresidentHamid Karzai’s office had characterized as a “splendid” transfer ceremony scheduled for Monday atBagram Air Base, where the Parwan prison is, to mark the shift in detention operations. But the ceremony looked almost certain to take place without all of the roughly 3,000 Afghan detainees having been turned over, which was central to the memorandum of understanding struck between th
Tags: US, NATO, Occupation, Taliban, Pakistan, terrorist, Punjabi, ISI, Al, Qaeda, CIA
Location: Afghanistan (load item map)
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