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Taliban publish letter calling on US to start Afghan peace talks

‘American people’ and ‘peace-loving congressmen’ urged to press Trump into negotiatingIn an unexpected overture at a time of spiralling bloodshed in Afghanistan, the Taliban have published an open letter expressing a desire for peace talks and calling on the “American people” and “peace-loving congressmen” to pressurise the Donald Trump administration into negotiations. The letter, released by the Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, comes amid deteriorating conditions for US and Afghan coalition forces on the battlefield and after a month in which two major Taliban assaults on Kabul killed 150 civilians. Continue...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Wednesday, 14 February