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Afghanistan to Free ‘Worst’ Taliban Prisoners to Push Talks

Politicians and officials from across Afghanistan attend the Loya Jirga, in Kabul on Aug. 07.
Politicians and officials from across Afghanistan attend the Loya Jirga, in Kabul on Aug. 07.Photographer: HPC /Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
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Afghanistan’s government will release hardened Taliban prisoners to clear the final hurdle for direct peace talks with the insurgent group and end the 19-year war.