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Afghan gov't to free 900 prisoners; Taliban may extend truce
May 26, 2020


The Afghan government has urged the Taliban to extend a three-day ceasefire set to end tonight, while announcing it would free 900 Taliban prisoners in the biggest such release yet.

A spokesman for Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser Javid Faisal while speaking at a news conference in Kabul on Tuesday said for better management of the prisoner issue, it is important to extend the ceasefire.

The release is part of a prisoner swap under a deal struck by the Taliban and the United States in Qatar in February.