Taliban Welcomes Afghan Government’s Release of 900 Prisoners; Calls it ‘Good Progress’

“The release of 900 prisoners by the other side is a good progress,” Suhain Shaheen, a spokesperson for the political office of Taliban tweeted. The group welcomed the Afghan government’s decision to release the prisoners and assured them that this will be reciprocated. “The Islamic Emirate will release a remarkable number of prisoners soon, inshaAllah.”

The Afghan government released 900 Taliban prisoners late on Tuesday and had already released 100 prisoners the day before.

President Ashraf Ghani had promised to expedite the release of at least 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a ‘goodwill gesture’ to the group’s call for a three-day ceasefire during Eid.

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