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  • Iraq forces executed 255 prisoners in revenge for Islamic State killings: HRW

    Iraq forces executed 255 prisoners in revenge for Islamic State killings: HRW
    Iraqi security forces and government affiliated militias appear to have unlawfully executed at least 255 prisoners over the past month in apparent revenge for killings by Islamic State fighters, according to a rights group on Saturday.
  • Taliban sympathizer posts pictures of smiling Bowe Bergdahl

    Taliban sympathizer posts pictures of smiling Bowe Bergdahl
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside a commander from the militant Haqqani network in a photo posted on a Twitter account by a supporter of the Afghan Taliban....

    Military leaders back Bergdahl prisoner exchange

    WASHINGTON The nation's top military commanders unanimously support the controversial swap of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five imprisoned Taliban leaders, letters released Thursday show. In the wake of criticism of the May 31 exchange, mainly from...

    Unprepared U.S. officials missed Baghdadi's likely al-Qaida connection during 2004 detention

    WASHINGTON When the U.S. military detained Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Iraq in 2004, it was too inexperienced at dealing with suspected terrorists to know what kind of threat he potentially posed when it released him just 10 months later, those who worked...

    Full-body scanners may replace some genital searches at Guantanamo

    MIAMI Giving new meaning to the military's motto of transparent detention, the Guantanamo Bay war-on-terror prison is shopping for devices to conduct full-body scans at its outpost in southeast Cuba. The prison has invited businesses to bid on delivery...