Afghan government releases 80 of final 400 Taliban prisoners

Afghan government releases 80 of final 400 Taliban prisoners

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-08-14 14:39

KABUL: The Afghan government has begun releasing the last Taliban prisoners from a final batch of 400 who the militants want freed before they agree to start peace negotiations, a security agency spokesman said on Friday (Aug 14).

The government agreed on Sunday to release the 400 "hard-core" prisoners after consulting a grand assembly of elders and other community leaders, known as a Loya Jirga.

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