US closes Bagram prison, says it has no more detainees in Afghanistan

A soldier repairs barbed wire fencing while contractors await a helicopter flight at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan Dec 10, 2014. The United States closed the Bagram detention facility on Dec 10 and no longer has custody of any detainees in Afghanist
A soldier repairs barbed wire fencing while contractors await a helicopter flight at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan Dec 10, 2014. The United States closed the Bagram detention facility on Dec 10 and no longer has custody of any detainees in Afghanistan, the US Defence Department said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KABUL (REUTERS/AFP) - The United States closed the Bagram detention facility on Dec 10 and no longer has custody of any detainees in Afghanistan, the US Defence Department said, closing a controversial chapter of Washington's long "war on terror".

Asking not to be named, an official confirmed to AFP that after a careful review by the Pentagon and the State Department, the last “third-country nationals” in US custody in Afghanistan had been transferred and the US military no longer operates any detention facilities there.