Taliban announce release of 40 Afghan security forces officials

Taliban announce release of 40 Afghan security forces officials

Suhail Shaheen, the spokesperson of the office of the Taliban in Qatar, confirmed the release of 40 officials of Afghan security forces in his tweet. He wrote in his tweet, “Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan released 40 soldiers of the Kabul Administration in Kunduz Province today afternoon.” Shaheen added that they were enhancing the speed of the release of soldiers amid the coronavirus threats.

Shaheen said that the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan was keen to save the lives of prisoners from the coronavirus infection. Taliban released the prisoners at a moment when a rise in terrorist attacks was noticed in Afghanistan. Taliban and the Afghan government are blaming each other for the rise of terrorist attacks.

Javed Faisal, the spokesman of the Afghan Security Council, said, “The terrorists have failed to bring peace, save citizens, and reduce terrorism incidents in Afghanistan.” However, they have signed an agreement with the United States to work for bringing peace and saving citizens. Faisal alleged the Taliban for killing 337 citizens from February 29 to April 29. He added that the Taliban allegedly kidnapped 164 people between this period.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of the Taliban, replied to Faisal, “These are the troops of the Afghan government and its allied foreign forces who are attacking the citizens, and bombing houses.” The UN Mission in Afghanistan declared the Taliban and other terrorist organizations “responsible” for killing 533 people, including 150 children in the first quarter of 2020.

According to the sources, the number of prisoners in different Afghan jails is between 12000 to 15000. The Taliban and the US officials signed a peace agreement on February 29 in Doha, Qatar. Both parties decided in the peace agreement that the Afghan government would release 5000 prisoners of the Taliban while the Taliban would release 1000 prisoners in return. The US officials also announced the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by July 2021.

Related Posts
Taliban say there are ready to counter Afghan forces’ attacks
Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, announced to conduct aggressive operations against terrorist organizations, including
Afghan government announces to release Taliban detainees
Taliban leaders alleged the government of Afghanistan yesterday that they were delaying the release of
Afghan President claims victory over ISIS in Afghanistan
Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, has claimed that the ISIS presence in Afghanistan had
Afghanistan announces release of three Taliban leaders in exchange of two foreigners
The Afghan government announced the release of three Taliban leaders in an exchange of two
Taliban asks for Russia’s help in talks with U.S.
The Taliban have called for Russia's assistance in resuming canceled talks with the United States.
Trump says US-Taliban peace talks are dead
Donald Trump talked to the media on Monday and declared that the peace talks of
US-Afghan forces’ joint strike killed seven civilians in eastern Afghanistan
At least seven civilians have been killed in a joint airstrike by the US and
The body of army specialist returns to home in Chicago
The body of 24-year-old US soldier, who was slain in Afghanistan last month, has been
400 Illinois National Guard members leave
Families and friends of the Illinois National Guard members have sent off them as they
Two US Soldiers Killed while Serving in Afghanistan
NATO gave a statement about the killing of two US soldiers during their service in