PBS NewsHour

News Wrap: Afghanistan begins releasing Taliban prisoners

Clip: 05/26/2020 | 3m 32s | Video has closed captioning.

In our news wrap Tuesday, the government of Afghanistan began releasing Taliban prisoners, simultaneously urging the militant group to extend a three-day cease-fire. Dozens of inmates walked out of a jail near Kabul as part of the deal the U.S. signed with the Taliban in February. Also, Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, has dismissed fears that mainland China is moving to snuff out dissent.

Aired: 05/26/20

Expired: 06/25/20

Rating: NR

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