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Karzai offers peace, Taliban free Frenchwoman

The Taliban on Saturday said they had freed a French woman aid worker as President Hamid Karzai marked the anniversary of the end of communist rule with a fresh offer of olive branch to the resurgent Islamic guerrillas. Taliban spokesman Qari Mohammad Yousuf said the woman, identified only as Celine, was freed as a gesture of goodwill in the southern province f Kandahar, the Taliban’s heartland. Speaking to Reuters by satellite phone from a secret location, he added the deadline for the release of her male French colleague, Eric, and three Afghan workers for the Terre d’Enfance aid group had been extended by a week. Full Story

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