August 7, 2020

Afghan gathering to decide fate of 400 Taliban prisoners

Kabul (AFP) – Thousands of prominent Afghans will gather in Kabul Friday to decide whether to release about 400 Taliban prisoners, including many involved in brutal attacks that killed scores of Afghans and foreigners.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged attendees to free the detainees, promising help if the war-torn nation moves forward on peace efforts.”We acknowledge that the release of these prisoners is unpopular,” Pompeo said in a statement.”But this difficult action will lead to an important result long sought by Afghans and Afghanistan’s friends: reduction of violence and direct tal…


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