Afghanistan—President Orders Release Of 500 Taliban Prisoners

TOLONews | 07/31/2020

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the release of 500 Taliban prisoners in response to the militant groups' three-day cease-fire announced earlier this week, reports the Tolo News (Kabul). The 500 prisoners are not on the list provided by the Taliban of those that the militant group wants released, Ghani said on Friday. All would be released over the next four days. Ghani said that he would convene a Loya Jirga, which brings together community leaders, to discuss the release...

Like what you're reading? Become a member.

To become a member, please call 888-275-2264 or click here to
request subscription information.

If you are already a member, please log in to view this content.