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Halting Taliban Attacks in Civilian Areas Discussed in Qatar

Halting Taliban Attacks in Civilian Areas Discussed in Qatar

DOHA – Halting Taliban attacks in populated civilian areas has been discussed in US talks with Taliban in Qatari capital Doha, 1TV reported on Sunday.
US negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad resumed talks with Taliban representatives on Saturday three months after President Donald Trump halted them citing a deadly attack in Kabul.
The latest round of talks focus on reducing violence in Afghanistan in a way that the Taliban halt bombings in populated areas and the US stop night raids, a source close to the Taliban told 1TV.
The source said that the sides are likely to agree on the issues in coming days.
Najia Anwari, a spokesperson for Afghan State Ministry for Peace Affairs, hoped that the Doha talks would lead reduction in Taliban attacks and most likely to end in war and launch of intra-Afghan talks.
Deputy ambassador of Denmark also expressed hope that this round of peace talks would have positive results.
Meanwhile, political experts believe that this time that the US and the Taliban have no major differences.
Former president Hamid Karzai hoped that the current round of talks between the US and the Taliban would lead to end of violence in the country.
(Sahar News)

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