Afghan government release nine members of Haqqani Network including brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani
ABU DHABI - New developments have been reported in the peace talks between Afghan Taliban and Afghanistan government.
The Afghan government has released nine members of Haqqani Network , including younger brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani, under President Ashraf Ghani's "Road Map" for peace in Afghanistan , sources informed Geo News Thursday.
The sources privy to Afghan peace talks said the Taliban had demanded release of some key leaders two days ago.
The Afghan intelligence agency released the inmates from the prison, according to sources. The inmates who were released included Anas Haqqani, younger brother of the current leader of Haqqani Network Sirajuddin Haqqani.
Anas is the youngest son of the founder of Haqqani Network Jalaluddin Haqqani. He was arrested by the Afghan intelligence on October 14, 2014 from Afghanistan’s Khost province.
The sources said the release of the Taliban commander is a result of dialogue between the Taliban and the United States in the UAE.