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After Trump’s Afghan visit, Taliban say they are ready to resume peace talks | Reuters
Source: DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro

After Trump’s Afghan visit, Taliban say they are ready to resume peace talks | Reuters

After the prison swap between Washington and Kabul that ‘raised hopes’ for a peace deal to end the 18-year war, President Trump visits Afghanistan to greet U.S. soldiers for Thanksgiving.  A day after that visit, Taliban said they were ready to resume peace talks. After the radical group claimed responsibility for the September attack in Kabul that killed 12 people, including an American soldier, Trump cancelled peace negotiations. Spokesman for the insurgent group, Zabihullah Mujahid, claims the group is ready, as well as a senior Taliban commander. Thousands of American troops could potentially be withdrawn; the draft accord from September states that in ‘exchange for the withdrawal, there would be a guarantee that Afghanistan would not be used as a base for militant attacks on the U.S. or its allies.

Source: https://www.reuters.com

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