Taliban Should Not Allow Its Prisoners to Return to Battlegrounds: ONSC

The Office of National Security Council (ONSC) says the Taliban, as per their commitments, shouldn’t allow its released prisoners to return to the battlefields.

“The group should reduce violence and start the intra-Afghan talks at the soonest possible,” said Jawed Faisal, a spokesman for the ONSC.

“The Taliban fighters signed on the papers and committed that they will not return to the war, regrettably some of these inmates have returned to the war fronts in defiance of the expectations of the Afghan people,” Faisal, asserted.

In the meantime, some former Taliban commanders have urged the Afghan government to ensure the release of the remaining 600 Taliban prisoners from the total of 5,000 demanded by the group under the Doha peace agreement.

24 / July 2020
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