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Afghan government releases hundreds of Taliban prisoners

 

Rahmat Gul – AP

Afghan Taliban prisoners freed from Bagram Prison walk in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan government released hundreds of Taliban prisoners Tuesday, its single largest prisoner release since the U.S. and the Taliban signed a peace deal earlier this year that spells out an exchange of detainees between the warring sides.

The government announced it would release 900 Taliban prisoners as a three-day cease-fire with the insurgents draws to an end. The Taliban had called for the truce during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

https://www.startribune.com/afghan-gov-t-to-free-900-prisoners-taliban-may-extend-truce/570763742/

 

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