26 mai 2020

Kabul to release 900 Taliban prisoners during Eid cease-fire

stripes.com

KABUL, Afghanistan — About 900 Taliban prisoners are set to walk free from government prisons near Bagram Airfield and Kabul on Tuesday, in a move that could further an embattled peace process, an Afghan official said.The prisoners will be released from the Bagram, Pul-e-Charkhi and other prisons, National Security Council spokesman Javid Faisal told reporters Tuesday.The release comes on the last day of a three-day cease-fire between the Taliban and the government to mark the Islamic holiday [...]