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Taliban want French pullout, swap to save hostages

Taliban guerrillas on Friday gave France one week to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and demanded the release of fighters held by the government to save two kidnapped French aid workers, according to a Web statement. “The stand of the mujahideen … is as follows: 1) that France withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan’s territories within one week; 2) the administration in Kabul must show a quick reaction on the swap of hostages,” said an Internet statement from Taliban’s leadership council. “In case of refusal, action will be taken against them (hostages) promptly,” the council said. Full Story

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