KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan authorities says it has freed 490 Taliban prisoners from jails throughout the nation in a gesture of fine will as a part of efforts to maneuver a stalled peace course of ahead.
Feroz Bashari, authorities media middle chief, advised The Related Press on Thursday that the freed Taliban insurgents have been both ailing or had lower than a 12 months remaining on their jail sentence.
He says they’re a part of a gaggle of 887 inmates that President Ashraf Ghani ordered freed to mark the Eid-al-Fitr vacation that adopted the tip of the holy month of Ramadan earlier in June.
He did not say when the remaining prisoners could be launched.
The event comes as U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is within the Afghan capital of Kabul, attempting to revive peace talks.