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Taliban Continue Offensive, Offer Prisoner Release Deal

The Taliban are continuing their offensive across Afghanistan on the heels of the withdrawal of foreign forces, including American troops. Reports from the field indicate hundreds trying to get into Pakistan from Afghanistan, triggering chaotic scenes punctuated by the use of tear gas. Taliban leaders have offered a deal to Kabul: three months of calm in return for the release of some 7,000 Taliban fighters being held in Afghan prisons.