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Afghan government to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners, major step in peace negotiations

Afghan government to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners, major step in peace negotiations

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has issued a decree to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days, paving the way for intra-Afghan peace talks with the insurgent group to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan. “The process of releasing 1,500 Taliban prisoners will be completed within 15 days, with 100 prisoners walking …

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Taliban prisoner swap begins as part of Afghan peace talks

Afghanistan"s President Ashraf Ghani

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Ashraf Ghani’s decree asks prisoners to sign a guarantee they will “not return to the battlefield” Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has approved the release of 1,500 Taliban prisoners as part of efforts to secure a peace deal with the insurgent group. The presidential decree …

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Afghan conflict: Trump hails deal with Taliban to end 18-year war

Afghan conflict: Trump hails deal with Taliban to end 18-year war

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: “It’s been a hard journey for everybody” President Trump says it is “time to bring our people back home” after the US signed a deal with the Taliban aimed at bringing peace to Afghanistan. Mr Trump said 5,000 US troops would …

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An Afghan Killed 2 Americans. The U.S. Government Issued the Gun.

An Afghan Killed 2 Americans. The U.S. Government Issued the Gun.

On Feb. 8 an Afghan soldier turned his American-supplied M249 light machine gun on a group of American and Afghan commandos who were huddled and patiently waiting for an airlift from a small base in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province. The burst of fire killed Staff Sgt. Javier J. Gutierrez and …

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Crackdown on militants as US and Afghan Taliban seek deal

Screenshot of Shehryar Mehsud

Image copyright Other Image caption Shehryar Mehsud was the leader of a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban In the past two weeks, three influential Pakistani militants based in Afghanistan have been assassinated, whilst another Pakistani militant group has been targeted in a deadly raid by Afghan special forces. The …

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