Senior detainees are being secretly released by the United States from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgents to curb ongoing violence in the country.
American officials have been using prisoners as bargaining chips in a 'strategic release' program to reduce violence in troubled areas, the Washington Post reports.
The newspaper, quoting U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, said freed insurgents must promise to give up violence in terms of their release.
They are often Taliban fighters who would not be freed under the legal system for military prisoners in Afghanistan. Read More