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By Rupam Jain and Abdul Qadir Sediqi
KABUL (Reuters) – The Afghan government called a aggregation on Wednesday to accommodate anon with the Taliban, in the apprehension that Washington was on the bend of accordant to abjure troops afterwards 18 years of war, affair the insurgents’ arrangement for talks with Kabul.
The U.S. appropriate adumbrative for Afghanistan accord talks, Zalmay Khalilzad, tweeted that he was on his way to acceding area Qatar, accessible to abutting a accord to end the war that began in 2001 afterwards the September 11 attacks on the United States.
“I’m off to Doha, with a stop in Islamabad. In Doha, if the Taliban do their part, we will do ours, and achieve the acceding we accept been alive on,” Khalilzad said.
Suhail Shaheen, a agent for Taliban’s political appointment in Doha said: “We accept completed consultations with our leaders apropos the talks with the U.S, now we are accessible and cat-and-mouse for him (Khalilzad) to restart the talks.”
Khalilzad, an Afghan-born adept American diplomat, was appointed aftermost year to accommodate a political adjustment with the Taliban, who now ascendancy added area than at any point back the United States austere them out of ability in 2001.
They accept said they will not allocution with the Afghan government about the approaching of the country until Washington agrees to abjure its troops.
Khalilzad has been in Kabul, area he met President Ashraf Ghani, top aegis officials, chief action leaders, diplomats and civilian association associates to altercate the accord action afore arresting a accord with the Taliban.
“Wrapping up my best advantageous appointment to Afghanistan back I took this job as Appropriate Rep. The U.S. and Afghanistan accept agreed on abutting steps,” he said on Twitter.
Two sources with ability of the talks said they could achieve with an acceding on the abandonment of adopted armament in barter for aegis guarantees by the Taliban.
Afghanistan’s admiral of accord appointed a 15-member appointment on Wednesday to accommodate with the Taliban. An official at the admiral said Norway could be the area for intra-Afghan talks.
About 20,000 adopted troops, best of them American, are now in Afghanistan as allotment of a U.S.-led NATO mission to train, abetment and admonish Afghan forces. Some U.S. armament backpack out counter-terrorism operations. President Donald Trump has appear his aim to end the war.
Taliban agent Zabihullah Mujahid said some chief associates of its negotiating aggregation were travelling to the Indonesian basic Jakarta, and talks with U.S. admiral would resume afterwards they alternate to Doha. “I can’t say back the talks with the United States will start,” he said.
Many Afghans abhorrence a U.S. troop abandonment advertisement will abate their acceding ability with the hardline Islamist group, which aims to re-establish an Islamic emirate to alter an adopted government it dismisses as puppets of adopted forces.
Women’s rights groups in accurate anguish about the fate of women and girls in the accident of a acknowledgment of the Taliban, who banned girls’ apprenticeship and imposed astringent restrictions on women’s rights to assignment alfresco the home.
Last anniversary the Taliban said talks with the Afghan government would appear alone afterwards a accord had been addled with the United States on the abandonment of its forces.
At the aiguille of the battle about a decade ago, the United States had 100,000 troops in Afghanistan arch a 130,000-strong all-embracing force to anticipate the Taliban from abiding to power. Added than 3,400 adopted troops died there, including added than 2,300 Americans.
The United Nations has tallied the deaths of added than 33,000 civilians in the war back 2009, including 1,300 in the aboriginal six months of this year. Tens of bags of associates of the Afghan aegis armament and an alien cardinal of insurgents accept additionally died in the conflict.
(Reporting by Rupam Jain and Abdul Qadir Sediqi; Editing by Robert Birsel, Clarence Fernandez and Peter Graff)
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