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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