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'US helped al-Qaeda jailbreak in Basra'
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 04:14:26 GMT
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Iraq probe says US forces helped terrorists escape Basra prison.
An Iraqi investigative committee has confirmed that US forces were involved in the escape of a dozen al-Qaeda members from a prison in the southern city of Basra.

The committee, established by the Iraqi parliament, has found that US forces were behind an operation to help the 12 al-Qaeda members escape from prison, which was carried out by a group of Iraqi officers earlier thsi year.

The fugitives conducted a number of terrorist attacks in Iraq, including a deadly bombing at a market in Basra in 2010.

Earlier in April, amateur footage showed US forces used disproportionate force and live rounds against prisoners at Camp Bucca, a US prison facility located in Iraq.

The Iraqi detainees were protesting the US troops' desecration of Islam's holy book, the Qur'an.

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