Wednesday, September 17, 2003

U.S. Holding 10,000 Prisoners in Iraq

'US officials have admitted they are holding 10,000 prisoners in Iraq, double the number previously reported, including six claiming to be Americans and two who say they are British.

'They didn't fit into any category,' said Brigadier General Janis Karpinski of the 3,800 extra people who have now been classified as 'security detainees.'

'We got an order from the Secretary of Defence (Donald Rumsfeld) to categorise them' about a month ago, she said, but gave few details about who these detainees were. "

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