Last American-run prison transferred to Iraq

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The United States transferred the last American-run prison to Iraq in a significant move as the U.S. winds down its war there. The transfer of Camp Cropper, renamed Karkh Prison, also marks the end of a troubling chapter in America’s relationship with Iraq, marred by the prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib.

Iraqi authorities will be in charge of 1,600 of the 1,800 detainees at the prison, and the U.S. military will hold the rest, some of whom are alleged members of al-Qaida in Iraq. BBC correspondent, Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Baghdad.

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