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From U.S. ally to prison to redemption in Afghanistan

From U.S. ally to prison to redemption in Afghanistan

Temour Ebrahim had little reason to be nervous when U.S. soldiers summoned him to their base in this edgy highway town 80 miles south of Kabul, the Afghan capital. For the better part of a decade, he had been coming to the garrison in Ghazni, weaving through a dusty maze of Hesco barriers for meetings with U.S. military and civilian personnel. Tall and thickset, with an English accent from living two decades in London, Temour was well known to the Americans as a former police commander, liaison to ethnic Hazara militias and source who helped locate Taliban weapons. But when he arrived that afternoon in December 2011, an Army Special Forces team arrested him. They accused him of working...

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