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Afghan Taliban Continue to Work Closely With Al-Qaida in Afghanistan | VOA News
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Afghan Taliban Continue to Work Closely With Al-Qaida in Afghanistan | VOA News

A Taliban delegation reportedly met earlier this month with the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation. The alleged gathering came during an official Taliban visit to Islamabad to meet with Pakistan officials.  It was the first known contact between the U.S and Taliban insurgents since canceled peace talks with the insurgents in September, citing increased violence in Afghanistan perpetrated by the militants in an attempt to gain more leverage at the negotiation table.

The U.S. and Taliban have held nine rounds of talks with both sides being closer than at any time in the past 18 years of war to striking a deal that would have brought an end to the conflict in Afghanistan, before the talks were called off last month.

Read more: https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/afghan-taliban-continue-work-closely-al-qaida-afghanistan

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