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