Taliban release Western hostages in prisoner swap

Credit: France 24- Published on November 19, 2019
The Taliban handed two Western hostages over to US forces in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, three years after they were abducted, in a successful swap for three high-ranking insurgent prisoners that could boost peace talks.
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Published on November 20, 2019 -  00:40
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