prisoner releases - updates

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Taliban says no threat to West as U.S. troops leave Afghanistan

Jun 19, 2020 - 9:16 PM

A deal signed in February holds that the United States would pull out all troops in return for security guarantees from the insurgents and a pledge to hold peace talks with Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban militants and villagers attend a gathering as they celebrate the peace deal and their victory in the Afghan conflict on US in Afghanistan, in Alingar district of Laghman Province on March 2, 2020. - The Taliban said on March 2 they were resuming offensive operations against Afghan security forces, ending the partial truce that preceded the signing of a deal between the insurgents and Washington. (Photo by NOORULLAH SHIRZADA / AFP)

U.S. envoy calls Afghan prisoner releases 'important step'

Apr 13, 2020 - 3:28 PM

According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Taliban releases 20 Afghan security-force prisoners, following the government's release of hundreds of insurgent captives

RELEASE. In this handout photo taken and released on April 11, 2020 by Afghanistan's (NDS) National Security Council, Taliban prisoners stand before being released from the Bagram prison next to the US military base in Bagram, some 50 km north of Kabul. Photo by National Security Council/AFP

PH, NDF closer to signing crucial joint ceasefire deal

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:39 AM

The National Democratic Front says they are amenable to signing the long delayed joint ceasefire deal but it will only be effective upon the releases of political prisoners

SAVING THE CEASEFIRE. A joint ceasefire deal is crucial in making sure that the ongoing ceasefire between the military and the New People's Army is not broken. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

Karzai heads to Pakistan to seek more Taliban releases

Aug 24, 2013 - 10:11 PM

We hope the visit will bear good results in regards to peace negotiations and security of Afghanistan Karzai said

RELEASE MORE.  Afghan president Hamid Karzai addresses a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul on August 24, 2013. Photo by AFP/Massoud HOSSAINI