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US President Donald Trump said that America must seek “an honorable and enduring outcome worthy of the tremendous sacrifices that have been made” during the 17-year conflict.
Mike Cernovich, an alt-right activist, suggested to his more than 300,000 followers on Twitter that Bannon was sacked to ensure that the White House raises troop levels in Afghanistan.
Diplomatic cables reveal that US had concerns about Taliban using Qatar for funding.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The peace talks, initially slated for two days, are continuing despite Taliban representatives staging a brief walkout on Friday over differences with US special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.
"We have made it clear again and again that we would never hold any meeting with the Afghan government as we know that they are not capable of addressing our demands."
Confusion over who is speaking to whom and what the roles and goals are
By ARSHAD MEHMOOD / THE MEDIA LINE
Leaders of the hard-line Islamic militant group have rejected the Kabul government's offer for direct talks, despite growing international pressure.
Demand for Afghan labor in Iran's informal economy had drastically fallen, it added.
Trump said he wants to end a 17-year-old war between Afghan security forces and the Afghan Taliban militants.
No let-up in challenge to Pakistani Government Seen
Peace seems far off, with thin diplomatic options.
Ten other members of the militant group were also killed in a joint ground and air operation by Afghan and foreign forces, the National Directorate of Security in Kabul said in a statement.
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