<img src="https://trc.taboola.com/1321591/log/3/unip?en=page_view" width="0" height="0" style="display:none">
Fact Check Library

Fact Check with Logically.

Download the Free App Today

true
true

CLAIM ID

94847ffd

The Taliban have released prisoners from Pul-e-Charkhi prison with over 5,000 detainees.

The Pul-e-Charki prison had approximately 5,000 inmates, and the jail held both Taliban and Islamic State group fighters.

The Pul-e-Charki prison had approximately 5,000 inmates, and the jail held both Taliban and Islamic State group fighters.Pul-e-Charkhi Prison, also known as the Afghan National Detention Facility, is the largest prison in Afghanistan. Soon after the Taliban took over Afghanistan on August 15, 2021, footage of men walking with bags in their hands made rounds on social media, claiming that the militant group has released at least 5,000 detainees from the prison. The claim is true.

A video posted on Twitter by the Chief Foreign Correspondent of the NBC news showed prisoners leaving the Kabul jail. Later, the Afghan government troops confirmed that they had surrendered Bagram airbase to the Taliban.

According to a report in Axios, several senior al Qaeda operatives were released by the militant group.

The Pul-e-Charki prison had approximately 5,000 inmates, and the jail held both Taliban and Islamic State group fighters, the Associated Press reported.

Hence, it is true that the Taliban militants released prisoners from the Paul-e-Charkhi prison, which held around 5,000 detainees.

Have a question or correction on one of our fact-checks?

If you think a claim has been misjudged or requires correction, please send us evidence to support your error claim. We will revisit our evidence and verdict and conduct additional research to verify new information.

Fact Check of the Day

misleading

397 children were diagnosed with heart inflammation after receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in U.S.