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Iraq closes Abu Ghraib prison amid security concerns

“Iraq has closed the Abu Ghraib jail made infamous by Saddam Hussein’s regime and later US forces after a mass breakout last year, the justice ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Iraq is suffering a protracted surge in violence that has claimed more than 2,550 lives so far this year, and the area west of Baghdad where the prison is located is particularly insecure. All 2,400 inmates arrested or sentenced for terrorism-related offences have been transferred to other facilities in central and northern Iraq.”

Source: Iraq closes Abu Ghraib prison amid security concerns | World news | theguardian.com

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