The Taliban have introduced a 14-member negotiating group forward of talks this month with United States envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who has been assembly with the insurgents to attempt to finish America’s longest warfare.
Mullah Abbas Stanikzai heads the Taliban group introduced on Tuesday, which incorporates 5 former inmates of the US jail in Guantanamo Bay, who have been launched in 2014 in change for a captured American soldier.
The group additionally consists of Anas Haqqani, the jailed youthful brother of the chief of the Haqqani community, a strong Taliban faction.
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Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated Haqqani, who’s being held in Kabul, “must be launched to start out work on the negotiating group”.
Throughout a go to to the jap Afghan province of Nangarhar on Sunday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stated he was providing the Taliban an workplace in Afghanistan as a result of he wished the peace talks to be held on the Afghan soil. The Afghan president has already made a number of makes an attempt to interact the Taliban, however the insurgents proceed to refuse to carry directs talks his authorities.