President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani confirmed that the government will conditionally release Anas Haqqani from Bagram prison in exchange for the release of two lecturers of the American University of Afghanistan.

Speaking during a press conference, President Ghani said the government will also release two other senior Taliban leaders together with Anas Haqqani.

President Ghani further added that Haji Mali and Abdul Rashid are the two other senior Taliban leaders the government would release with Anas Haqqani.

He also added that the government will release the prisoners after reaching to a conclusion with its international allies.

This comes as reports emerged earlier suggesting that the Afghan government is planning to release Anas Haqqani and two other senior Taliban leaders in exchange for the release of two American University lecturers.

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