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Hundreds Of Taliban Prisoners Freed By Afghanistan Under Cease-Fire Deal

Since early April, Afghanistan has freed some 1,100 Taliban detainees as part of a prisoner-swap deal. The exchange is a precursor to peace talks between the Taliban and an Afghan government delegation aimed at ending the two-decade-old war.​ The agreement was struck in February in Qatar between the Taliban and the United States and lays out a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

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