Thailand’s PM says Karen villagers who fled airstrikes returned home of their own will, denying that his country’s security forces had forced them back.
The exchange of a first batch of prisoners, supervised by a joint military committee, took place in the southwestern village of al Shwayrif.
Visit comes as Taliban unleashes a wave of deadly attacks in Afghanistan, striking northern Baghlan and southern Uruzgan province.
Russia's defence ministry said Syrian regime forces will unilaterally cease-fire in the "de-escalation zone" in Idlib region on Saturday 0300 GMT.
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