Taliban giveaway dual Western hostages in Afghanistan

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The militants expelled American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, both professors, on Tuesday and handed them over to US army in a country, Presstv Reported.

“This morning during around 10:00 am [local time], dual American University professors were expelled in Nawbahar district of Zabul Province. They were flown out of Zabul by American helicopters,” a internal military source told AFP.

Under a deal, announced by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Nov 12, a Afghan supervision would giveaway Anas Haqqani, a personality of a Taliban-affiliated Haqqani belligerent group, and dual comparison Taliban commanders in sell for a professors.

Ghani pronounced during a time that he hoped a sell would pave a approach for approach talks between a supervision and a Taliban, that have in a past negotiated with a US though refused to speak to a Kabul government.

The American and a Australian nationals had been abducted by a Taliban from a American University of Afghanistan in Kabul in 2016.

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