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“The CIA has destroyed nearly 100 interrogation tapes of terror suspects, a number far greater than was previously acknowledged by the agency. The agency’s admission came in new documents filed in a lawsuit seeking details about the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody outside the country. The agency ‘can now identify the number of videotapes that were destroyed’ stated a letter from government attorneys to the judge presiding over the case. ‘Ninety-two videotapes were destroyed.’ The tapes purportedly show CIA agents using harsh interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, on terror suspects.”

 – Pierre Thomas and Jason Ryan, “CIA Destroyed 92 Interrogation Tapes,” ABC News, March 2, 2009

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