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Afghanistan’s warring sides started negotiations for the first time, bringing together the Taliban and delegates appointed by the Afghan government Saturday for historic meetings aimed at ending decades of war.
By Aya Batrawy, The Associated Press
Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group stormed a prison in eastern Afghanistan and freed nearly 400 of their fighters before security forces restored order, a government official said Monday.
Washington’s envoy to Afghanistan on Saturday emphasized the economic benefits of the peace deal with the Taliban, forging ahead with an agreement that has run into new political obstacles in the U.S. and the region.
Pompeo calls Taliban leader amid scandal regarding Russian bounty on coalition troops in Afghanistan
However, there was apparently no mention during the call about allegations that some Taliban militants received money to kill U.S. and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan.
Less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump said he had a “very good talk” with a Taliban leader and insisted the militants want to end the violence, a U.S. military drone targeted the group in retaliation for an uptick in attacks against Afghan forces.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press