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Afghan President rejects the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners under new peace deal

"The government of Afghanistan has made no commitment to free 5,000 Taliban prisoners."

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Taliban fighters and Afghan forces clash on the first day of reduced violence period

One day after the Taliban and U.S. forces agreed to a week-long reduction in violence, Taliban fighters attacked Afghan forces.

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An Afghanistan peace deal is shimmering above the horizon — just like a desert mirage

Your friend and humble narrator is extremely skeptical that peace may be at hand.