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The Baghdad jail where US troops were photographed abusing Iraqis is to close, a military spokesman has said.
Abu Ghraib prison will shut in the next three months and some 4,500 inmates are to be transferred to other jails in Iraq.
The facility in western Baghdad had been a torture centre under Saddam Hussein.
But it gained more recent notoriety after pictures of soldiers abusing inmates, in 2003, were published.
Elsewhere, Iraq has hanged 13 insurgents - the first executions of militants in the country since Saddam's downfall.
Iraqi authorities reinstated the death penalty in June 2004 so they would have the option of executing the former dictator, if he is convicted of crimes committed by his regime.