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Hundreds Of Taliban Prisoners Freed By Afghanistan Under Cease-Fire Deal

Hundreds Of Taliban Prisoners Freed By Afghanistan Under Cease-Fire Deal

27 May 2020 Radio Free Europe Radio Free Europe

Since early April, Afghanistan has freed some 1,100 Taliban detainees as part of a prisoner-swap deal. The exchange is a precursor to peace talks between the Taliban and an Afghan government delegation aimed at ending the two-decade-old war.​ The agreement was struck in February in Qatar between the Taliban and the United States and lays out a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Frees 900 More Taliban Prisoners

Afghanistan Frees 900 More Taliban Prisoners

27 May 2020 Radio Free Europe Radio Free Europe

Some 900 Taliban members were freed from Afghanistan's largest prison outside Kabul as part of a prisoner swap under a cease-fire deal. Former detainees were given new clothes outside Pul-e Charkhi prison on May 26, as well as cash and transport home. The prisoner swap was part of a deal struck in February in Qatar between the Taliban and the United States.