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US cedes full control of Bagram jail to Afghan forces

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Afghanistan on Monday took full control of Bagram prison from the United States, healing a running sore in their relationship as US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived unannounced in Kabul. 

US Secretary of State John Kerry (2R) is escorted by Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul (R) on his arrival at the Presidential Palace to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on March 25, 2013. Afghanistan on Monday took full control of Bagram prison from the United States, healing a running sore in their relationship as Kerry arrived unannounced in Kabul.

President Hamid Karzai had made the fate of the detention centre part of his push to regain sovereignty over key matters from the Americans ahead of the scheduled withdrawal of foreign combat troops next year.

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