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2,284 Taliban Prisoners Released So Far: Spokesman

01 Jun 2020 The Killid Group

According to the data provided by the Afghan National Security Council, as a part of efforts for peace in Afghanistan and a goodwill gesture, the Afghan government has so far released more than 2,600 of the Taliban prisoners since an agreement was reached between the U.S. and the Taliban. The armed Taliban, however, said the number of group’s prisoners provided by the Afghan government isn’t correct, saying as many as 2,284 of its captives have been released so far. The insurgent move follows the release of another large group of Taliban prisoners released within the past few days, including 710 freed on Friday and Saturday, by the government. “So far, a total of 2284 prisoners of the Islamic Emirate have been released from prisons of the Kabul Administration. Claim of having released more prisoners of ours than that as announced by officials of the Kabul Administration is not true,” tweeted Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the office of the Taliban movement in Qatar yesterday. Under a peace deal struck between the United States and the Taliban, the Afghan government is set to release 5,000 Taliban prisoners while the insurgents to free 1,000 captives of the government, before intra-Afghan negotiations begin. The prisoner swap was set to be completed before March 10 when intra-Afghan peace talks were supposed to start, but it was delayed due to several reasons. The post 2,284 Taliban Prisoners Released So Far: Spokesman appeared first on The Killid Group.

Original Link: http://tkg.af/english/2020/06/01/2284-taliban-prisoners-released-so-far-spokesman/

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