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URGENT ¥¥¥ US hands control of Bagram jail to Afghan forces

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Afghanistan on Monday took full control of Bagram prison from the United States, US officials said, removing a major irritant in relations as US-led forces prepare to end more than a decade of war.

"This ceremony highlights an increasingly confident, capable and sovereign Afghanistan," said General Joseph Dunford, the commander of the international coalition in Afghanistan, in a statement.

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