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Taliban Says Italian Reporter Released

The Italian government isn’t ready to accept this as truth yet, but apparently the Taliban has said they’ve released Italian reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo to a third party today.

“We have seen reports that he has been handed over to a third party of tribal chiefs. That is not a liberation,” the government spokesman told Reuters.

“He has probably been handed over to people who have the task of verifying whether certain conditions have been met and whether to free him or not,” the spokesman added.

“The Taliban’s demands need to be fully met and we are still not there, and that makes the situation complex and worrying.”