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  • Taliban tunnel: Five militant escapes under US watch

    If Western audiences are inspired by the film "Shawshank Redemption" about a solo prison escape, then Taliban sympathizers must surely be heartened by today's spectacular escape of some 500 inmates from a Kandahar prison through a 1,180-foot-long tunnel. But while character Andy Dufresne had to dig out of Shawshank prison without any assistance, the Taliban prisoners are suspected of having help from guards. This is not the first jail break that has set back the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, nor is it even the first escape from this specific prison. Here's a short list of recent prison breaks (and one near-escape) in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    04/25/2011 02:15 pm

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  • Taliban tunnel: Five militant escapes under US watch

    If Western audiences are inspired by the film "Shawshank Redemption" about a solo prison escape, then Taliban sympathizers must surely be heartened by today's spectacular escape of some 500 inmates from a Kandahar prison through a 1,180-foot-long tunnel. But while character Andy Dufresne had to dig out of Shawshank prison without any assistance, the Taliban prisoners are suspected of having help from guards. This is not the first jail break that has set back the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, nor is it even the first escape from this specific prison. Here's a short list of recent prison breaks (and one near-escape) in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    04/25/2011 02:15 pm

  • As US hands over last prison in Iraq, a glimpse at how detainees lived

    The US today handed over Camp Cropper, its last detention facility in Iraq. Maj. Gen. Jerry Cannon describes how former regime officials have lived out their days watching BBC Arabic Television and growing vegetables.
    07/15/2010 10:58 am

  • Iraq sentences 11 for August bombing in Baghdad

    A criminal court in Baghdad found the 11 defendants guilty of financing, planning, and participating in the August 19 bombings that devastated Iraq's foreign and finance ministries. They were sentenced to death in a swift trial, but can appeal the decision.
    01/14/2010 12:33 pm

  • A peace sign: Iraq's Sunnis joining Shiite pilgrims

    After three years of violence, pilgrims return to Karbala's shrine.
    02/17/2009 12:00 am

  • U.S. concern rises about future of Iraq's detainees

    Some 15,000 in custody may be in limbo when UN rules that govern Iraq lapse in December.
    09/18/2008 01:00 am

  • U.S. builds new detention center in Afghanistan

    The new facility, which will hold up to 1,100 detainees, is aimed at replacing the controversial existing one at Bagram.
    08/26/2008 01:00 am

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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