Atlanta, Ga. 8/28/2007 9:37:08 PM
News / Religion

South Korean Hostages to be Freed by Taliban Captures

The remaining 19 South Korean hostages that have been held for close to six weeks by Afghanistan’s Taliban are reportedly set to be freed.

According to the agreement South Korea will remove its troops that have been stationed in Afghanistan as well as refrain from sending Christian missionaries into the Islamic country.

The South Korean government has been working with Afghanistan’s government in Kabul as well as the hard line militia loyal to the ousted Taliban government ever since 23 hostages were taken on July 19. Since that date the Taliban has executed two hostages as a means of pressing their demands for the release of insurgent fighters from prison.

There has been no date set for the release of the 19 South Korean hostages that remain under Taliban watch but a Taliban representative revealed that freedom would come soon.