Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Afghanistan executes six Taliban prisoners

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The Guardian, 8 May 2016

A short quote from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the executions of six alleged Taleban prisoners by the Afghan government:

Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, said the executions helped perpetuate “a cycle of revenge”, making peace talks difficult. “This tit-for-tat is absolutely unhelpful,” he said.

Comment: The ‘tit-for-tat’ remark also included a reference to the Taleban (for their reported announcement that they also would ‘execute’ prisoners in revenge).