A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan:
- The Afghan government released 317 Taliban prisoners in the past two days;
- The Afghan intelligence service said it had killed Assadullah Orakzai, a high ranking ISIS operative, in a special operation near Jalalabad;
- The US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is traveling to promote the idea of ‘intra-Afghan talks’, the US State Department said on August 1.
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