Saturday, December 12, 2009

Winning Hearts and Minds?

US military-run Iraq jail an al-Qaeda 'recruiting centre' - 12 Dec 09


text with video:
Since the US invaded Iraq in 2003, it has detained an estimated 100,000 people in its military-run jails.

But now former inmates of one prison have told Al Jazeera it was used as a recruiting and training ground for al-Qaeda.

Camp Bucca was shut down in September, but the US still holds thousands of prisoners in Iraq, ahead of a planned handover to local authorities some time next year.

Zeina Khodr has our report.

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