Report: Some Taliban figures ready to negotiate peace deal

By REUTERS
September 10, 2012 06:01




LONDON - Some Taliban figures are ready to negotiate a comprehensive peace deal involving a long-term US military presence in Afghanistan, but will not accept Hamid Karzai's government, the Guardian reported on Monday.

Citing a report to be published by the Royal United Services Institute, the British newspaper said the Taliban was determined to make a decisive break with al-Qaida as part of a settlement and was open to negotiation about education for girls.

"The Taliban would be open to negotiating a ceasefire as part of a general settlement, and also as a bridge between confidence-building measures and the core issue of the distribution of political power in Afghanistan," the Guardian quoted the report as saying.

Related Content
Breaking news
October 22, 2017
Shaul Meridor named budget director

By MAX SCHINDLER

Israel Weather
  • 14 - 28
    Beer Sheva
    18 - 26
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 14 - 23
    Jerusalem
    18 - 24
    Haifa
  • 20 - 31
    Elat
    18 - 30
    Tiberias