Afghan peace talks

Report: 200 Jihadis Killed Within One Week of Taliban’s Spring Offensive Launch

The Afghan National Army (ANA), backed by U.S.-NATO troops, has killed an estimated 200 Taliban narco-jihadis in Afghanistan’s northern provinces, including 15 top commanders, since the terrorist group launched its so-called annual spring offensive on Friday, a local military spokesman revealed on Tuesday.

This June 10, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Marine Corpsshows an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter provides security from above while CH-47 Chinooks drop off supplies to U.S. Soldiers with Task Force Iron at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan. Sixteen years into its longest war, the United States is sending another 4,000 …

Taliban Launches Spring Jihad Campaign amid Peace Talks

Taliban narco-jihadists on Friday announced the launch of their “Victory” spring offensive amid ongoing U.S.-led efforts to convince the terrorist group to agree to a political settlement with Kabul to end the more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Security forces guard a military convoy near Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Taliban said Friday it's planning a spring offensive as a response to a similar plan by the Kabul government. File Photo by Matiullah/UPI

Report: Locals in Taliban Stronghold Demand Release of Women Jihadis

Residents in the opium-rich Taliban stronghold Helmand, Afghanistan’s largest province, reportedly expressed outrage at the arrest of two female al-Qaeda jihadis by local authorities and demanded their immediate release, Khaama Press (KP) reported Tuesday.

Taliban and Islamic State fighters allegedly killed more than 50 civilians, including women and children, in Afghanistan's Sar-e Pul province

Afghan Peace Talks: U.S. Faces Taliban 5 Formerly Held at Gitmo

The five high-risk Taliban commanders released from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by the previous administration in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl who was captured by the terrorist group after deserting his post in Afghanistan are now reportedly negotiating peace in the war-ravaged country with their former captors.

The five Guantanamo Bay detainees swapped for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are, from Mullah Norullah Nori, Mohammed Nabi Omari, Mohammed Fazl, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Abdul Haq Wasiq. (U.S. Department of Defense)

Report: Taliban Demands U.S. Military Withdraw from Afghanistan in One Year

Afghan Taliban narco-jihadis this week reportedly repudiated a proposal by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration that would lead to the complete withdrawal of American forces within three to five years, posing a significant impediment to ongoing peace-seeking negotiations aimed at ending America’s most protracted foreign military engagement.

US reports 'progress' in peace talks with Taliban

U.S., Taliban Kickstart Highest-Level Talks So Far to End Afghan War

American diplomats and Afghan Taliban narco-jihadis, including one of the group’s co-founders, reportedly began the highest-level negotiations so far in Qatar on Monday as part of efforts by U.S. Donald Trump’s administration to end to more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Fear and hoping: expectations surge ahead of new US-Taliban talks

China to Form Group to Speed Up Taliban Peace Talks

China will establish a contact group through the Beijing-led Eurasian coalition known as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to help “speed up” U.S.-backed efforts to end the more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan with a political reconciliation between Kabul and the Taliban, the Chinese foreign minister said this week.

China, Russia denounce 'blackmail' as rift with US exposed at UN

U.S. Quietly Ends Anti-Opium Airstrikes Amid Taliban Peace Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, amid ongoing peace negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, quietly ended an airstrike campaign against Taliban opium and heroin drug labs after failing to curtail the terrorist organization’s multi-million dollar trade, the Pentagon’s inspector general (IG) revealed this week.

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Pakistan P.M. Imran Khan to Host Talks Between Taliban, U.S. Envoy

Pakistan confirmed on Thursday that it would host the next round of peace talks between the Afghan Taliban and the United States on February 18 as part of efforts by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to end the more than 17-year-old war with a political settlement.

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Taliban Rejects Afghanistan Offer to Open Political Office Within Country

Taliban narco-jihadis turned down Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s offer on Sunday to open a political post in Afghanistan, including in the group’s opium-rich birthplace of Kandahar, saying they want international recognition of their existing political office in the Qatari capital of Doha instead.

Taliban spokesman Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai said the insurgents did not want a monopoly on power.

Watchdog: Afghanistan Loses More Ground to Taliban amid Peace Talks 

The government of Afghanistan lost more territory to the Taliban in recent months, further plunging the number of districts under the control or influence of Kabul to unprecedented lows, a U.S. watchdog agency revealed in its latest report to Congress on Thursday.

The Afghan Taliban have announced the start of their 'spring offensive', even as the government in Kabul tries to bring the insurgents back to the negotiating table

China Demands Taliban ‘Play a Legitimate Role’ in Afghan Politics

Beijing believes the Taliban is a “political force” that must be allowed to “play a legitimate role” in a negotiated “political settlement” to end the war plaguing Afghanistan for more than 17 years, the Chinese ambassador in Islamabad declared this week.

Taliban fighters gather in Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018. A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday as mostly Taliban fighters gathered to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, killing 21 people and …

Taliban Resumes Peace Talks with U.S. ‘Hours’ After Killing at Least 45

Afghan Taliban narco-jihadis issued a statement saying they had restarted peace negotiations with U.S. officials “hours” after they carried out a brazen attack on Monday that left at least 45 members of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency dead at a military base near Kabul.

An Afghan military vehicle is seen near the attack site after a car bomb detonated on a military base in Maidan Sharar in Wardak province on January 21, 2019. - There was ongoing confusion January 22 over the death toll after a Taliban attack on an Afghan intelligence base south …

Afghan Taliban Threatens to End Peace Negotiations with U.S.

Taliban narco-jihadis on Tuesday issued a statement threatening to pull the plug on peace negotiations with the United States, likely over America’s insistence that Kabul participates in the talks, a demand long rejected by the terrorist group.

Taliban fighters gather in Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018. A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday as mostly Taliban fighters gathered to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, killing 21 people and …