Hundreds of Prisoners Freed in Iraq Under Reconciliation Plan
Several hundred more Iraqi prisoners have been freed under a national reconciliation plan that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced on Sunday. About 450 detainees walked free Tuesday from the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad and other detention centers across the country. Mr. Maliki has promised to release 25-hundred prisoners by the end of the month. Officials say those being freed were not involved in violent crimes, or they had been detained by mistake.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military says separate insurgent attacks killed an American Marine and a soldier outside Baghdad Tuesday. And a car bomb in Kirkuk killed three Iraqis.