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Abu Ghraib inmates riot

September 12, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Prisoners started a fire during a riot at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, U.S. and Iraqi officials said, and some staff members were injured before wardens began evacuating the facility.

Prison officials said inmates were unhappy about conditions at the prison, which became known across the world as a site of U.S. troops' abuse and sexual humiliation of Iraqi detainees. Under Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Abu Ghraib had been notorious for its harsh conditions and brutal treatment of prisoners.

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