SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 26 July 2021, Monday |

Taliban Releases 80 Prisoners on First Day of Eid al-Adha, Reports Say

The Taliban said that they have released 80 prisoners in eight provinces of Afghanistan on the first day of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, the 1TV channel has reported.

The reports come days after the Afghan government and the Taliban failed to agree on a short-term ceasefire during the Muslim holiday, or the release of prisoners as they met in Doha on Sunday.

In a Tuesday interview, Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban political office in Doha, told CNN that they are seeking a “peaceful solution” and want to have an “Afghan inclusive Islamic government”.

The Taliban* said that they have released 80 prisoners in eight provinces of Afghanistan on the first day of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, the 1TV channel has reported.

The reports come days after the Afghan government and the Taliban failed to agree on a short-term ceasefire during the Muslim holiday, or the release of prisoners as they met in Doha on Sunday.

In a Tuesday interview, Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban political office in Doha, told CNN that they are seeking a “peaceful solution” and want to have an “Afghan inclusive Islamic government”.