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Six detainees escape from Camp Ganci in Abu Ghraib. [US Department of the Army, 3/9/2004]

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The worst mortar attack on Abu Ghraib to date takes place. Twenty-two Iraqi detainees are killed and more than 100 injured. [American Forces Press Service, 9/21/2004]

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On May 14, 2004, 293 prisoners are released from Abu Ghraib prison. [CNN, 5/18/2004] Over the next weeks until mid-June, an estimated additional 1,680 prisoners are released from the prison. [US News and World Report, 6/21/2004] Prior to these mass releases, there were about 3,800 prisoners at Abu Ghraib. [CNN, 5/18/2004]

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The number of inmates at Abu Ghraib is estimated to be about 5,000. [BBC, 8/4/2004]

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