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In Afghanistan have begun to release the Taliban

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В Афганистане начали освобождать талибов

Ashraf Ghani

The Afghan authorities have begun the process of releasing the remaining 400 prisoners the militants of the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia), a day earlier already released 80 Taliban, citing Afghan authorities, reports RIA Novosti.

“Yesterday the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan released 80 Taliban prisoners out of the 400, the release of which was authorised by a Loya Jirga (Council of tribal elders — approx. “Of the”) to accelerate efforts to conduct direct negotiations and lasting cease-fire throughout the country”, — quotes Agency the statement of the government.

About the impending release of prisoners it became known on August 10. The corresponding decree was signed by the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani.

On 29 February, the U.S. and the Taliban for the first time in more than 18 years of war, concluded a peace Treaty in a ceremony in Doha, Qatar, the. The document should lead to peace in Afghanistan, according to him, between the authorities and militants should be the exchange of prisoners. U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo called on the Taliban to deliver on the promise of breaking ties with “al-Qaeda” and support the fight against “Islamic state” (both organizations are banned in Russia).

The Taliban was formed in 1994 in the midst of the Afghan war. In 1996-2001, the militants were in power in the country, and after the overthrow in 2001, began to conduct a guerrilla war with government troops and NATO forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Currently, the Taliban and the government trying to find ways to reach a political compromise.

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