Release of Afghan prisoners exposes root of rift with U.S.

By Reuters | Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:01 AM

By Sayed Anwar Amani and Mirwais Harooni

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Mar 13 (Reuters) - U.S. military commanders believe Sardar Mohammad is a dangerous Taliban bomb-maker who has attacked foreign and Afghan soldiers. In April last year, U.S. and Afghan forces captured Sardar and placed him in a military prison.

The Afghan government ordered Sardar and 64 other men to be released last month. A quiet man ...

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