KABUL, Afghanistan

Afghanistan once again on Saturday pressed for a mechanism to be put in place to ensure that Taliban prisoners did not revert to terrorism after their proposed release.   

Addressing lawmakers, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said the Afghan government did not want to keep 5,000 militants imprisoned forever. Instead, he said, Kabul sought to release them as proposed in a recent U.S.-Taliban deal, in line with such a transparent mechanism that supported an eventual cease-fire between the insurgent group and the Afghan government.  

“The people should be confident that these people [Taliban] have changed after becoming free,” he

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