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American Professor Freed in Prisoner Swap in Afghanistan

HeadlineNov 19, 2019

In Afghanistan, the Afghan government and the Taliban have carried out a prisoner exchange, freeing American professor Kevin King and Australian professor Timothy Weekes. Both had been professors at the American University of Afghanistan before being kidnapped in Kabul in 2016. In exchange, the Afghan government freed three senior Taliban members: Anas Haqqani, Hafiz Rashid and Haji Mali Khan.

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