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NATO general takes hard line on Afghan detainee dispute

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The head of the NATO-led force in Afghanistan has vowed that the long-delayed transfer of detainees from US to Afghan control will not take place if they pose a threat to international troops. 

Joseph Dunford, commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan (pictured on March 4, 2013), has vowed that the long-delayed transfer of detainees from US to Afghan control will not take place if they pose a threat to international troops.

The transfer of a final group of detainees at Bagram jail has been a cause of friction between President Hamid Karzai and the coalition, and a handover ceremony was abruptly cancelled on Saturday.

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