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Freed Taliban Fighter Calls For 'Flexibility' In Looming Afghan Peace Talks

Freed Taliban Fighter Calls For 'Flexibility' In Looming Afghan Peace Talks

28 Aug 2020 Radio Free Europe Radio Free Europe

A recently freed Taliban fighter has called for "flexibility" in peace negotiations that are expected to start soon between the militants and the Afghan government. After spending six years in prison, a 27-year-old named Muslim Afghan was released as part of a U.S.-Taliban deal that calls for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan. The ex-prisoner says that after almost 19 years of war, the violence must end for the sake of the country's children, like his young nephew.