Afghanistan: shared power, prisoner release

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ,r, and  Abdullah Abdullah

On 17 May, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his chief political rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing agreement intended to resolve a dispute over last September’s election.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani plans release of up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners a day after the insurgent group announced a three-day ceasefire to mark Eid festivities. Under the US-Taliban peace deal signed in Doha on February 29, the militant group agreed to release 1,000 members of the Afghan security forces in exchange for 5,000 Taliban fighters that are in custody of the Afghan government.
Ghani’s government initially released up to 1,000 Taliban prisoners but halted the process in early May after Taliban intensified their attacks in the country.

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