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| Pentagon to release 'abuse images'|
| Updated at: 1151 PST, Saturday, April 25, 2009|
WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has said it will release hundreds of photographs showing alleged abuse by US personnel of "war on terror" detainees, officials have said.
The US department of defence is to release the images, some of which were taken in Iraq and Afghanistan, by May 28 in response to legal action filed by a US civil rights group.
The photographs come from more than 60 criminal investigations between 2001-2006 and are of military personnel suspected of abusing detainees, officials said on Friday.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has spent years pursuing the government in the courts to obtain the pictures.