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Afghan forces rescue hundreds of Taliban hostages in illegal detention

Afghan forces rescue hundreds of Taliban hostages in illegal detention

Many of the 'prisoners' freed by Afghan forces over the past few months were brutally mistreated by the Taliban, kept underground underfed and sometimes executed without trial.

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Joint Afghan, coalition operation kills 26 Taliban militants in Faryab US seeks comprehensive peace agreement, not withdrawal accord: Khalilzad Afghan special forces destroy Taliban tunnel in Faryab, killing 15 militants Air strike kills Taliban's shadow district governor in Farah ISIS roadside bomb kills 10-year old girl in Nangarhar Kabul police arrest Taliban attack organiser Police kill 8 Taliban militants in Farah Police kill 6 Taliban militants on Kandahar-Uruzgan highway Afghan special forces kill 16 Taliban fighters in Faryab Afghan artillery strikes kill 3 Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in Kunar Suicide bomber in Jalalabad kills 9, including child Faryab police kill 5 Taliban militants, wound 7

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