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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:25 PM

 

Taliban publish letter calling on US to start Afghan peace talks

Source: Guardian

Wed 14 Feb 2018 11.57 EST

In an unexpected overture at a time of increasing bloodshed in Afghanistan, the Taliban have published an open letter expressing a desire for peace talks and calling on the “American people” and “peace-loving congressmen” to pressurise the Donald Trump administration into negotiations.

The letter, released by the Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, comes amid deteriorating conditions for US and Afghan coalition forces on the battlefield and after a month in which two major Taliban assaults on Kabul killed 150 civilians.

The Trump administration has sent mixed messages about its readiness to have contacts with the Taliban, but it has insisted that all substantive negotiations would have to be led by the Afghan government.

For its part, the Taliban refuses to talk to the Afghan government without first discussing the withdrawal of foreign troops with its powerful ally.



Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/14/taliban-publish-letter-calling-us-start-afghan-peace-talks

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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:36 PM

1. The administration will just amp up the actions

That's my guess, after all, need to use up all that equipment and other items so our "depleted" military can get new stuff.


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