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Taliban announce release of 37 Afghan military prisoners

July 26, 2020

The Taliban uprising announced Sunday that 37 Afghan soldiers would be released and captured by the militias. This happened in February with the United States to promote national peace and with the special importance of the proximity of the Islamic Eid al Adha festival. As announced by the spokesman for the Taliban political office in Qatar, Suhail Shahin.

“Today (July 26), a total of 37 soldiers and police officers from the Kabul government (20 in Tahar province and 17 in Kunduz province) were released from prisons in the Islamic Emirate,” said Shahin in his report. Twitter

The spokesman had previously said that the Taliban was ready to release all Afghan soldiers detained before and at the end of the festival, and to begin negotiations with the Afghan authorities if the prisoner swap was completed.

Taliban announce release of 37 Afghan military prisonersTaliban announce release of 37 Afghan military prisoners

The release of prisoners is a requirement imposed by the Taliban in accordance with the historic peace agreement that they signed with the United States government on February 29. The agreement provides for the release of 5,000 insurgents and 1,000 members of the Afghan armed forces before direct contacts with Kabul begin.

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