Taliban prisoner release: Afghan government begins setting free last 400

 

Afghanistan’s government has started releasing the last 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for long-delayed peace talks.

 

Eighty prisoners were set free Thursday, officials said, some whose crimes include attacks on Afghans and foreigners.

 

The release was a condition to begin negotiations to end 19 years of conflict in the country.

 

Peace talks are expected to start in Qatar within days of the full release.

 

Source: Jordan News Agency

 

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