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US-Taliban talks’ details revealed

26 Jan 2019 - 10:19

Reporter : Hafizullah Rajabi

Sources familiar with Doha talks said that on the fifth day of the US-Taliban talks in Qatar on Friday, US officials have accepted that their troops will withdraw from Afghanistan.

The sources also said that Taliban has agreed not to let Al Qaida and Daesh to operate in Afghanistan. 
The sources added that US officials have asked for a ceasefire but Taliban has demanded a timeline for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.
Taliban has said that they want to be assured by US that there will be no threat for regional countries especially for Pakistan and then a ceasefire will take place, the sources said. 
In these talks, the sources said, US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has asked Taliban to hold talks with Afghan government and that the talks should aimed at reforms not for a demand by the Taliban to control Afghanistan. 
However, according to the sources, Taliban has not responded to this call by Khalilzad.
Based on unconfirmed reports, Taliban’s representatives will come to Kabul after a possible ceasefire and will talk with the Afghan government.
Sources said that the talks have entered their sixth day on Saturday. 

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