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May 03, 2019
9:24PM

Afghan President announces to release 175 Taliban prisoners

@Reuters
Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani has announced the release of 175 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture. 

The Taliban has so far refused to engage in direct peace talks with the government.

The militants are negotiating directly with a US envoy in Qatar, as Washington seeks to wind up the longest war in its history, which began in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks. 

The goodwill gesture is the result of the three-day huge peace meeting held in Kabul demanding immediate and permanent ceasefire in Afghanistan. 
 

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