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Ex-Detainee Tells of Training at Afghan Camp

A Canadian man who was held as an “enemy combatant” and recently released from U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, admitted Monday that he underwent training at a camp in Afghanistan that was linked to al Qaeda, but denied being a terrorist. Abdur Rahman Khadr, 20, said at a news conference in Toronto that he learned how to use assault rifles at a camp set up originally to train resistance fighters against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Khadr said such training was common for boys living in Afghanistan, where he was born to Canadian citizens. “Everybody went to training camps in Afghanistan to fight against the Russians and kick them out of Afghanistan. That doesn’t mean every person in the camps are trained to kill Americans,” Khadr said. “Who were the camps made by? Americans. It was a very normal thing. People who came to the training camps were not all al Qaeda.” Full Story

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