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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, Afghan Security personnel work at the site of a suicide truck bombing in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan. President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree late Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, appointing a council for national reconciliation, which will have final say on whether the government will sign a peace deal with the Taliban after what are expected to be protracted and uncertain negotiations with the insurgents envisaged under a U.S.-Taliban peace agreement signed in February. Since signing the agreement, the Taliban have held to a promise not to attack U.S. and NATO troops, but have carried out regular attacks on Afghan security forces. (AP Photo, File)

Afghan president names council for peace deal with Taliban

Aug. 30, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president has appointed a council for national reconciliation, which will have final say on whether the government will sign a peace deal with the Taliban after what are expected to be protracted and uncertain negotiations with the insurgents. The negotiations were...

FILE - In this May 28, 2019 file photo, Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. The Taliban are warning the Afghan government against any attacks on Taliban members who are to be freed from prison in the final prisoner release under a U.S.-Taliban deal. Shaheen said Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, that such attacks would jeopardize peace talks between the Taliban and the Kabul political leadership. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Taliban warn against attacks on freed prisoners going home

Aug. 11, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ahead of an upcoming release of Taliban detainees held in Afghan prisons, the insurgent group warned the government in Kabul on Tuesday against any attacks on those released, saying such incidents would jeopardize the peace talks. A Taliban spokesman told The Associated Press there have...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani holds up the resolution on the last day of an Afghan Loya Jirga or traditional council, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. The council concluded Sunday with hundreds of delegates agreeing to free 400 Taliban members, paving the way for an early start to negotiations between Afghanistan's warring sides. (AP Photo)

Afghan council frees Taliban prisoners to set up peace talks

Aug. 9, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A traditional Afghan council concluded Sunday with hundreds of delegates agreeing to free 400 Taliban members, paving the way for an early start to negotiations between Afghanistan's warring sides. The declaration calls for an immediate start to negotiations and a cease-fire. The...