Report: U.S. ‘Underestimates’ 77,000-Strong Afghan Taliban

The ceasefire triggered spontaneous street celebrations involving Taliban fighters and security forces

An Indian newspaper on Tuesday accused the U.S. government of underestimating the Taliban’s strength and influence as American officials continue in their efforts to convince the terrorist group to engage in peace talks with the Afghan government.

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The ceasefire triggered spontaneous street celebrations involving Taliban fighters and security forces

Report: U.S. ‘Underestimates’ 77,000-Strong Afghan Taliban

An Indian newspaper on Tuesday accused the U.S. government of underestimating the Taliban’s strength and influence as American officials continue in their efforts to convince the terrorist group to engage in peace talks with the Afghan government.

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