While the U.S. is concerned about their recent peace agreement with the Taliban, Afghanistan is also struggling with their negotiations. Intra-Afghan negotiations have been set to start on March 10, but a dispute over a prisoner swap may hinder the discussion. The agreement was for the Taliban to release around 1,000 prisoners, and Afghanistan would release about 5,000 of their imprisoned militants. President Ashraf Ghani is currently against this idea, especially as Taliban attacks against Afghan security forces have continued. 13 provinces have seen overnight attacks on government forces and bases, leading many to wonder how long a peace deal between the two would hold.
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