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Afghan Government Releases 80 of Final 400 Taliban Prisoners
August 14, 2020

The Afghan government has released 80 Taliban from a final batch of 400 to speed up efforts for direct talks and a lasting, nationwide ceasefire.

This was stated by Afghan Government’s Spokesman for the National Security Council Javid Faisal.

However, he did not say when the remaining 320 would be set free.

Earlier, President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree to release the final batch of prisoners.