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Afghan Pres. Reaches Deal with Taliban to Release American Professor

The president of Afghanistan announced Tuesday he had reached a deal with the Taliban to secure the release of an American and Australian professor.

Afghanistan’s government has released three Taliban prisoners in exchange for one American professor and one Australian professor who have been held by the insurgent group for years. 

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday that his government had agreed to the “conditional release” of the three prominent Taliban members in exchange for the release of American University of Afghanistan professors Kevin King of the U.S. and Timothy Weeks of Australia, according to multiplereports.

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