4,917 Taliban fighters have so far been freed in Afghanistan

The total number of Taliban prisoners freed from Afghan custody has reached 4,917 prisoners after the release of 317 Taliban fighters on the eve of Eid-ul-Zuha as the deal stipulated that Kabul would free about 5,000 Taliban prisoners in return for 1,000 Afghan security personnel held captive by the Taliban. A ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan government appears to be holding for the third and final day, as hundreds of the armed group's prisoners are released in a bid to bring peace talks closer.
The government has released 317 Taliban prisoners since the beginning of the three-day Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha on Friday, the country's office of National Security Council said on Twitter on Sunday.
Calm prevailed across much of Afghanistan, with officials not reporting any major clashes between the two sides since the truce began to mark Eid.
President Ashraf Ghani and the Taliban have both indicated that long-delayed negotiations could begin straight after Eid.
Under a deal signed by the Taliban and the US in February, the "intra-Afghan" talks were slated to start in March, but were delayed amid political infighting in Kabul and as a contentious prisoner swap dragged on.
The deal stipulated that Kabul would free about 5,000 Taliban prisoners in return for 1,000 Afghan security personnel held captive by the Taliban.
Including the newly released prisoners, the total number of Taliban prisoners freed from Afghan custody has reached 4,917 prisoners, the National Security Council said.
The 317 were among an additional 500 Taliban prisoners that Ghani ordered freed on Friday as a goodwill gesture.
However, he said on Friday he had "no authority" under the country's constitution to release the remaining 400 inmates because of their involvement in serious crimes.
He added he would soon call a consultative Loya Jirga - a traditional grand assembly of Afghan elders - to decide their fate.
The Taliban says it has freed all 1,000 Afghan prisoners it had pledged to release in a deal with the US, fulfilling their side of the exchange.
Deadly violence has rocked Afghanistan since the US-Taliban deal was agreed, with more than 3,500 Afghan troops killed in attacks by armed fighters, according to Ghani.

COMMENTS

Name

Abuse of powers Accident Accountability Accounts Addiction Admin Adventure Afghanistan Africa Agent Agreement Agriculture AID Aid Worker Aircraft Airline Airlines Airport Alcohol Ambassador Ancient Animals Appeal Appointments Arabs Archaeology Armed Forces Army Arrest Arson Art & Craft Article Artist Assassination Assistance Attack Attacker automobile Aviation Award Azadi March Bandits Bangladesh Banks Beirut Blast belief Benazir Bhutto Bilawal Biometric birds bizzare Blasphemy Blast Blogger Border Bribery Brick Kiln Budget Bullion Bureaucracy Burns BUSINESS Business Women Calamity Cannibals Canteen Capsize Cargo Caricature Carrier case celebration Celebrity Charities charity Chemicals Chemistry Child Abuse Child Labour Child trafficking Children Chinese Christian Christianity Christmas Church Cities Citizenship civic Civil Society Clash Cleanliness Clerics Climate Coal-mine collapse Collision Commerce Commission Communication Company Condemnation Condolence Conflict Corona-Relaxation Coronavirus Corpses Corridor corridore Corruption Court CPEC crash Cricket Crime crimes Criminal Culprit culture Curfew currency Custodial Death Cyber crime Dance Death Penalty Deaths Debt Defamation Defence Delhi-India Democracy Department Deportees Derailment Desecration Desert Detention Devastation Development Development And Industry Devotees Devotion Digninatry Diplomacy Diplomat disaster Disease Displaced Dispute Domestic Violence Donation Drones Drowned drug traffickers Drugs e-Commerce e-Rozgar Earthquake Eclipse Economy Education Election Electricity Embassy Embezzlement Employment Encroachment Energy Enmity Entertainment Environment Escape Espionage Event Eveteaser Excavation Excise& Taxartion Execution exhibition Expatriats Expert Exploration Explosion export Extremism Facility Faeminism Family Famine Farmers Fashion felciation festival festivals FIA Fighermen Fighter Film Industry Finance fire Firing Fish fishermen flight flood Food Food/Agriculture food/health Footwear Foreigners Forests Fortune fraud Freedom Fighters Freight Friday Fruit Fruits Fuel FUNERAL Game Gangrape Gas Gas Leakage Gold Governance Gulf states Gun Battle Hajj handicapped HANG Harassment Hate monger Hatred Health Heritage Hindus Hiousing History hobby Homes Honesty Hong Kong honour Honour killing Hospital Hostages Hotel Human Being Human Rights Human Trafficking Hunting Immigration imports India Indian Election Industry Information Technology Infotainment Inmate int International internationl internet interntional Invention Investment Iran iraq Islamic bloc Islamophobia Jerusalem journalist judgement Judiciary juma-tul-wida justice Kartarpur Kashmir Kickbacks KIDNAPPING kiln Kite Flying labour Labourers land Land Scam Landslide language Law Law Minister Lawyers Lay Off Legislation Legislators Leisure Lifestyle lightning Line of Control Liquor literature Litigation Livestock Loan loans Local Local Govt Lockdown Locust Swarm Lynching Mail Manifesto Marriage Martyrs Mass Grave Massacre Matrimony Mausoleums Media Medical Medicines Memoirs Message Middle East Migrants Militants Military Mines Minorities MIRACLE mis mishap mishaps Missing people Misssing Monarchy Monetary Money Laundering Money Transfer Monument Moon Mosque Mountaineer Murder Muslims n NAB Narcotics National Nature Negligence network New City New Plan newspaper NFC NGO North Korea Nuclear obituary occurred at a facility owned by the Ruiqi Daily Necessities Company. Officer Oil & Gas Onlinegame Opposition Oppotunity Organisations Orphans Outcome Overseas pakistani Palestine Paliament Parents Parliament Passengers Pastimes PEMRA Pensioners pest Petroleum Pilgrims pilots pipeline PIR plane Poet Police Policy rate Politician POLITICS pollution Population Pornography Post poverty power prayer President Ghani’s spokesman Sediq Sediqi criticised the development and said that the meeting couldn’t help the peace process. Priest Princess Prison prisoner prisoners prize Probe proceedings Products project Promotions Properties Proscribed prosecution prostitution Protest Punishment Railway Rally Ransom Rasism Reaction Real Estate Redcross Refinery Refugees Rejoinder Release Religion Religious Harmony Religious Tourism relion Remittance Removal Repatriates Rescue Reservoir Restrictions Reunion Revenue Reward Riot Ritual Rivalry River Robbery Royal Russia Sacrifice Sanctions Satellite Saudi Arabia scam Scandal scholar School Science Seafood Secretriat Security Self Immolation Sentence Services shemales ship Shipping Shooting Showbiz Sightseeing Sikh Community Singer Sino-India Conflict Slavery smoking smuggling Snakebite Snowfall Social Social Media Social Welfare Sodomy Soldiers South Africa South Punjab Space sports Spy Stampede Storm strike Students Sudan Sugar scam Suicide Suicide Attack Summit Superstition Talent Taliban Tax evader Taxation Technology telecom Temple Territory Terrorism The incident Theft Tobacco Tornado Tourism tourisn Toxic Gas Tractors Trade Trade Union Traders Traditions Traffic Tragedy Training transgender Transport Travel traveloque Tree Plantation trekkers Trial Tribal Area Typhoon Hagibis Tyranny Uighur Umra unemployment United Kingdom United Nations United States UNO US sailor US military Usury Utility Stores Vacancies Vandalise Vegetable vehicle vendetaa Vengeance Violation Visa Visitors Volcano volunteer War Crime Warship water Waziristan Weapons weather wedding Welcome which is under investigation Wikileaks Wild fire Wildlife woman Women Women trafficking Wonders Workers Working class Worship place Writers Yemen youth Yum-i-Shahadat
false
ltr
item
South Punjab News : 4,917 Taliban fighters have so far been freed in Afghanistan
4,917 Taliban fighters have so far been freed in Afghanistan
Under a deal signed by the Taliban and the US in February, the "intra-Afghan" talks were slated to start in March, but were delayed amid political infighting in Kabul and as a contentious prisoner swap dragged on.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eA3Umofrpm4/Xyb8MtPATOI/AAAAAAABZSM/8KOZd50vSy0mlf6i-UiNTvI1ywmbS1U2wCLcBGAsYHQ/s400/release.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eA3Umofrpm4/Xyb8MtPATOI/AAAAAAABZSM/8KOZd50vSy0mlf6i-UiNTvI1ywmbS1U2wCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/release.jpg
South Punjab News
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2020/08/4917-taliban-fighters-have-so-far-been.html
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2020/08/4917-taliban-fighters-have-so-far-been.html
true
949454145819430215
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy