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Kerry, Karzai reach deal on Afghan prison transfer

Dispute was one of many clouding US troop pullout

KABUL — Secretary of State John Kerry and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan smoothed over one of the worst patches in the difficult relationship between the United States and Afghanistan with a compromise Monday that settles — for now — a bitter dispute over the fate of Taliban prisoners deemed a threat to US forces.

Earlier Monday, the US military ceded control of the Parwan detention center near the Bagram military base north of Kabul, a year after the two sides agreed to transfer all prisoners to Afghan government control.

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