Afghan president orders release of 500 Taliban inmates


Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the release of 500 Taliban prisoners as a show of goodwill during the new ceasefire. – EPA file pic, July 31, 2020.

AFGHAN President Ashraf Ghani today ordered the release of 500 Taliban prisoners as part of a new ceasefire that could lead into long-delayed peace talks.

Ghani said the militants would be freed during the Eid al-Adha holiday, which started today and has prompted a national ceasefire for three days.


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  • Gila. Another round of mayhem to come

    Posted 1 week ago by Watch Dog