26 mai 2020

Kabul releases 900 Taliban prisoners as warring sides say they’re open to extended cease-fire


This story has been updated.KABUL, Afghanistan — About 900 Taliban prisoners were set free from government prisons near Bagram Airfield and elsewhere in Afghanistan on Tuesday, a move that could further an embattled peace process, Afghan officials said.The release came on the last day of a three-day cease-fire between the Taliban and the government to mark the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.The government is ready to extend the cease-fire, National Security Council spokesman Javid Faisal told [...]