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Afghan political rivals divided over release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners

Reuters Thursday, 5 March 2020
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's main political rival supports a Taliban demand for the release of thousands of their prisoners before they will take part in peace talks with the government, his spokesman said on Thursday.
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