28 July 2014
Speaking after the Eid ul-Fitr prayers at the Presidential Palace, President Hamid Karzai defended his policies regarding the release of Taliban prisoners. Karzai's statements came after recent concerns escalated about the return of freed prisoners to insurgency. Karzai rejected the claims, stating that the concerns were the result of foreign misinformation.
"The information broadcasted is wrong," he asserted. "It is all foreign propaganda. They are attacking us from both sides. We did not know this in the past 14 years, but we do now."