Taliban claims not all its prisoners released by government

The Taliban stated that at least 100 prisoners of the group whose names were on the list given to the Afghan government have not been released and that the intra-Afghan negotiations will begin only after these inmates are freed

Sep 09, 2020
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The Taliban stated that at least 100 prisoners of the group whose names were on the list given to the Afghan government have not been released and that the intra-Afghan negotiations will begin only after these inmates are freed.

The Afghan government has said that all the prisoners on the Taliban list--of 5,000 inmates--have been released except the six "hardcore" prisoners who will be sent to Doha after they are released by the government.

“Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Mawlawi Abdul Hakim Haqqani, Mawlawi Abdul Kabir, Mullah Mohammad Shirin Akhund and Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwah met with the prime minister of Qatar, the foreign minister of Qatar and US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad about the release of the remaining prisoners and the start of the intra-Afghan negotiations,” Mohammad Naeem, a spokesman for Taliban’s Qatar office, said in a message to TOLOnews.


https://tolonews.com/afghanistan/taliban-claims-some-members-release-list-still-held-govt

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