August 14, 2020

Taliban prisoner release re-opens wounds for victims’ families

Kabul (AFP) – The decision to release hundreds of the Taliban’s most dangerous prisoners has stirred painful memories for the loved ones of those killed in Afghanistan’s war, with many questioning whether the move will help bring peace.About 400 inmates are expected to be set free in the coming days, after which the Taliban have said they will sit for direct peace talks with the Afghan government. President Ashraf Ghani has said the US-backed release, which has drawn condemnation both in Afghanistan and overseas, is a necessary development highlighting the “cost” of making peace.But for some v…


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