Afghan Official: 600 Freed Taliban Prisoners Rearrested



ISLAMABAD - Authorities in Afghanistan say they have rearrested 600 members of the Taliban who were freed from imprisonment as part of a peace-building agreement between the United States and the insurgent group. Afghanistan's national security adviser, Hamdullah Mohib, made the announcement Sunday, alleging the men in question had returned to the battlefield to plot deadly attacks against government forces and civilians. Under the February 2020 U.S.-Taliban deal, the government had released more than 5,000 insurgent prisoners in exchange for 1,000 security personnel. The swap led to the opening of much-sought peace negotiations between the Taliban and representatives of Afghan President...

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