Sunday, August 12, 2007

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TALEBAN RELEASED TWO SOUTH KOREAN HOSTAGES


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Taleban leaders say the two women were both sick and have been freed as a gesture of good will.
But there is still no independent verification of the Taleban's claims. Government officials say they have not seen the two women yet but hope they have been released.
The apparent breakthrough comes as Taleban and South Korean officials complete their second day of face-to-face talks in the Afghan city of Ghazni.
Taleban insurgents kidnapped 23 South Koreans on July 19 as the group of Christian volunteers drove through the wartorn province.
Two of the South Koreans have already been executed, and insurgents have said they will kill more unless the government frees a number of pro-Taleban prisoners.
So far the government has refused to consider an exchange.
Afghan Interior Ministry Spokesman Zemarai Bashary says the government is providing security for the talks in Ghazni, but is not directly involved.
"I cannot go into too many details about the issue [but] this much I can say: Afghan representatives were not in that meeting," he said.
Provincial governor Merajuddin Pattan says the government did offer Taleban leaders safe passage to attend the negotiations and remains committed to supporting the South Korean initiative.
"We told them that we would guarantee the negotiation process and that there would be no operation against them until this dilemma is solved," he said.
Four South Korean delegates and two Taleban leaders are involved in the talks, which started Friday evening in a heavily guarded Afghan Red Crescent office.
The insurgents have said all along that they would kill the hostages, most of whom are women, unless the government frees a number of pro-Taleban prisoners.
The Afghan government has said from the start it would not exchange prisoners for hostages, and it is not clear if the South Korean negotiators can promise the release of any Taleban.
However, Afghan authorities in touch with the Taleban say the militants are also seeking a ransom payment.
In an incident earlier this year, Afghanistan released five top Taleban prisoners in exchange for an Italian journalist being held hostage.
There was widespread criticism of that agreement, by U.S. officials among others, who argued that it would only provoke more kidnappings in the future.
South Korea, however, has pleaded for greater flexibility, and has sought U.S. support for the effort to free the 21 remaining hostages.

15 comments:

Be Con Tinh Nghich said...

They are inhuman and cruel! I hate them very much! I hate the war! They kill these people and others people will kill them! I wish I have enough power to control over the world so that I could stop wars and keep the world in peace forever!!!

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

Me too. I hope you have that good feeling forever

Minh said...

Minh khong dong y.Chien tranh la nen tang cua su phat trien.Neu khong co chien tranh se khong co phat trien.

Be Con Tinh Nghich said...

I remember that socioeconomic develoment is based on the struggle and the competition. And the war destroy everything. Be careful when we use Vietnamese!Hihi
(dau tranh va canh tranh la nen tang cua su phat trien. Chien tranh la pha hoai tat ca)

Be Con Tinh Nghich said...

I remember that socioeconomic develoment is based on the struggle and the competition. However, the war destroys everything.

Minh said...

For example,countries always expand their technology to have modern weapons.

Be Con Tinh Nghich said...

I agree with you in this point. Nowadays more and more countries have a lot of modern weapons to protect their contry. Do you think it is good and availayble for a long time? One of famous scientists predicted that " I do not know what kinds of weapons they use in the World War III. But I am sure they will use stone and soil for the World War IV".

Minh said...

No, it is going to improve in the future.

Be Con Tinh Nghich said...

According to physical rule,it must be lag behind(qua khu cua "lag" la gi vay Thay?) when it is the pinnacle of achievement.

Be Con Tinh Nghich said...

I will give you some information about the World War II: More than 32000 factories, 72000 villages and 1710 cities in Russia are destroyed... Many people die in the war. Millions of children have not got their parents cause of the war.
America dropped(qua khu cua "drop" la gi vay Thay? Hik)2 nuclear bomb on Hyroshima and Nagasaky in Japanese. They destroyed everything!?!
They used dioxin in Vietnamese war. Damaging effect of them are keeping up to now.

Minh said...

How old are you, be con tinh nghich?

Anonymous said...

gia su ban co mot nguoi than bi hy sinh vi chien tranh thi ban se nghi sao?

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

Do you all want to bomb or cause wars in my blog? You should choose other topics to discuss. I will help you.

Be Con Tinh Nghich said...

@Minh : What is wrong? Do u really want to know? Okie, try guessing! I am a teenager. I am under 18! hihi

@Mr.Hong Anh: hihi. Okay. That is great! :)

Minh said...

hoc tro cua Mr.Anh lam gi co ai duoi 18 tuoi? Minh thay toan dan dai hoc va nhung nguoi lon hon thoi.