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'Freelance' US fighter identified

Three foreigners arrested in Kabul this week were on a freelance counter-terrorism mission, the Afghan government says. They include at least one US national, Jonathan K Idema, a purported former US special services soldier who says he helped fight the Taleban in 2001. The men were detained for illegally holding Afghans in a private prison. The Interior Minister, Ali Ahmad Jalali, said their activities had no legal standing. US officials say Mr Idema had tried to pass himself off as an American government or military official.Full Story

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