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©JALIL REZAYEE/EPA/MAXPPP - epa07348207 Former Taliban militants surrender their weapons during a reconciliation ceremony in Herat, Afghanistan, 06 February 2019. A group of ten former Taliban militants from Gozara district surrendered their weapons in Herat on 06 February and joined the peace process. Under an amnesty launched by former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and backed by the US in November 2004, hundreds of anti-government militants have surrendered to the government.