Taliban Restores Protection For Red Cross In Afghanistan - Reports

Taliban Restores Protection for Red Cross in Afghanistan - Reports

The Taliban has restored protection for the Red Cross in areas under its control in Afghanistan after withdrawing it in August, local media said Friday.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th October, 2018) The Taliban has restored protection for the Red Cross in areas under its control in Afghanistan after withdrawing it in August, local media said Friday.

The group said safe passage and security guarantees were granted to all humanitarian agencies operating in the country after two days of talks with the Red Cross in the Qatari capital, according to Pajhwok Afghan news.

"We welcome the acknowledgment of our humanitarian principles and the renewal of our security guarantees in Afghanistan," ICRC delegation chief in Afghanistan Juan-Pedro Schaerer tweeted.

The Taliban accused the aid charity in August of failing to help its prisoners in a Kabul jail. In return for protections for its staff, the Red Cross promised to address concerns of the militant group.

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