October 19, 2016

SUING FOR PEACE:

Taliban Denies Holding Secret Peace Talks With Kabul (Radio Liberty, 10/19/16)

On October 18, a senior Afghan official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan that two secret rounds of peace talks had been held in Qatar since early September.

Earlier, Britain's The Guardian newspaper reported that those attending the meetings included Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund, the brother of the late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, and Afghanistan's intelligence chief Mohammad Massom Stanekzai.

Posted by at October 19, 2016 4:47 AM

  

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