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Israeli Report Cites US Interrogation Facility in Jordan - 2004-10-13


An Israeli newspaper says the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is running a top-secret interrogation facility in Jordan, and that at least 11 suspected al-Qaida militants are in custody there.

Quoting international intelligence sources, the Haaretz newspaper says the exact location of the detention center is not known. It says the use of foreign detention facilities allows U.S. officials to apply interrogation methods that are banned under U.S. law.

Wednesday's Haaretz report comes a day after the New York-based group Human Rights Watch issued a report saying at least 11 al-Qaida terror suspects have "disappeared" while in U.S. custody.

U.S. officials have not commented publicly on the newspaper or the human rights report. Jordanian officials call the Haaretz report baseless.

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