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Sources Confirms Afghan Taliban Representatives Would Sit Down with the US for Peace Discussions
Sources Confirms Afghan Taliban Representatives Would Sit Down with the US for Peace Discussions

Sources Confirms Afghan Taliban Representatives Would Sit Down with the US for Peace Discussions

Representatives of Afghan Taliban militia and U.S. officials would be sitting down for two days of peace discussions on Wednesday in Qatar; however, Afghan government officials won’t be a part of the talks, according to a senior Taliban member.
The Taliban have declined countless requests from regional powers to permit Afghan officials to take part in the discussions, demanding that the United States is their main opponent in the 17-year long war and that Kabul is a pawn regime.
The revolutionary, looking forward to bring back strict Islamic law after their 2001 eviction by U.S.-led troops, backed off from the meeting with the U.S. officials in Saudi Arabia as Riyadh demanded on involving the Western-backed Afghan government for the talks.
The discussions will be the fourth in a row held between Taliban leaders and U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad. Another senior member from Afghan Taliban stated that the peace talks would be held on Wednesday and Thursday. The Afghan representatives would be meeting US officials in Doha on Wednesday.
Pakistani and Iranian officials stated that they were trying to coax the Taliban to meet Afghan officials. Another senior Taliban leader affirmed the Qatar meeting and stated no other nation would be involved.
For the last round of discussions in December Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took part.
Afghanistan’s war is America’s lengthy overseas military intercession. It has cost Washington over trillion dollars and killed tens of thousands of people.
The United States, dispatched troops to Afghanistan after the 11th Sept 2001, assaults in New York and Washington. Around 100,000 troops from the nation were deployed, however, most of them were pulled out in 2014, yet there were around 14,000 troops as part of a NATO-led mission helping out the Afghan security forces for hunting militants.
Reports about U.S. President Donald Trump’s planning to pull out around 2000 troops from Afghanistan prompted unpredictability in Kabul which relies on the United States and other foreign powers for military support and training.

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