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Afghan Leader Orders Release of Former Taliban Fighters

President Hamid Karzai ordered the release of more former Taliban fighters on Sunday, a symbolic move that could bolster his standing and undermine Taliban holdouts. Mr. Karzai issued a decree saying all Afghans detained at the Sheberghan prison and not considered dangerous should be set free. It was unclear how many inmates were affected. Local officials said the jail held more than 400 Afghans said to be members of the Taliban. Full Story

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