Eid al-Fitr: Afghan president Ghani vows to speed up release of Taliban prisoners
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani vowed Sunday to speed up the release of Taliban prisoners after welcoming an offer by the insurgents of a three-day ceasefire during the Eid holiday.
“As a responsible government we take one more step forward -- I announce that I will expedite the Taliban prisoner releases,” Ghani said in an address to the nation marking Eid al-Fitr holiday.
He also urged the militants to press on with the release of Afghan security personnel they hold.
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