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Taliban Want Removal from UN Blacklist before Peace Talks

24 January 2016 10:29


Afghanistan’s Taliban want to be removed from a UN blacklist before considering rejoining peace talks aimed at ending a 15-year civil war, a senior member said, as its political wing met activists at an unofficial forum in Qatar.

After months of worsening fighting, with the province of Helmand slipping out of government control and frequent suicide bombings in the capital, Afghanistan and its neighbors are trying to get troubled negotiations back on track.

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