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Exclusive: Afghan government to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners from jails - decree

Reuters Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is set to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days to pave the way for direct talks with the insurgent group aimed at ending the 18-year-long war in Afghanistan, according to a copy of the decree seen by Reuters.
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is preparing to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners beginning this week according to a decree viewed by Reuters on Tuesday (March 10), after the U.S. agreed last month to begin withdrawing U.S.-led foreign forces so long as the Taliban keeps its commitments. Ryan Brooks...

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