The Afghan government released another hundred Taliban prisoners as part of previous efforts to start peace talks with the insurgent group after it reached an agreement with the United States in late February.
A further 102 Taliban prisoners were released on Monday, under orders from President Ashraf Ghani, according to National Security Council spokesman Javid Faisal.
“More than 850 have been released, which brings us more than halfway to the 1,500” that the President promised, Faisal said in a message posted on Twitter, stressing that “after more can be released” the talks . “
In this sense, Faisal has defended that “the Taliban should resume the release of Afghan security personnel from the list that the government has shared.”