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Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers stand guard at the Bagram prison gate, some 50 kms north of Kabul on Fabruary 13, 2014. Afghanistan released 65 alleged Taliban fighters from jail despite condemnation from the United States, which says the men could return to the battlefield to launch strikes against NATO and Afghan forces. The release of detainees from Bagram prison is set to worsen the increasingly-bitter relationship between Kabul and Washington as US-led troops prepare to withdraw after 13 years fighting the Islamist militants. AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai