Taliban Declares Indefinite Ceasefire in Swat, Releasing Prisoners
Pro-Taliban militants on Tuesday declared an indefinite ceasefire in Pakistan's Swat valley, where they have been fighting for nearly two years to enforce Sharia law.
The announcement came after militant leader Maulana Fazlullah convened a consultative council in Swat's Matta district.
The hardliners had been observing a temporary, 10-day ceasefire since last Monday, when the Pakistani government signed a controversial deal with a pro-Taliban cleric to enforce Sharia law in Swat in an effort to restore peace.
The Pro-Talibans decided to release all prisoners unconditionally. Today they released four paramilitary soldiers and they will be releasing all security personnel in their custody as a goodwill gesture.
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