Intra-Afghan peace talks leads to the prisoners’ swap, Afghan people welcomes the move

As a latest measure in the intra-Afghan talks, the people of Afghanistan has welcomed the exchange of prisoners between the government and the Taliban. The prisoners’ exchange between the government forces and the Taliban widens the probability of durable peace to return to the war-torn nation.

On April 8, the Afghan government freed 100 Taliban prisoners from Bagram prison as a commitment to the peace talks.

Javid Faisal, Spokesman for National Security Council, tweeted on his official twitter account, “The government released 361 Taliban prisoners from Bagram prison, under the presidential decree of March 11. As per the decree, releases will continue across other prisons, to free a total of 1,500, as part of our efforts to advance peace”.

Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid said, “20 soldiers of Kabul administration were freed in Kandahar on Sunday”.

The 20 freed soldiers were handed over to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The US-Taliban Doha peace talk on February 29 has pre-conditioned the exchange of 5,000 Taliban prisoners with 1,000 Afghan security forces prisoners.

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