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Taliban Hopes For Afghan Peace Deal By End Of January

Taliban Hopes For Afghan Peace Deal By End Of January
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A spokesman for the Taliban has told a Pakistani newspaper that the militant group is hoping to reach an Afghan peace deal with U.S negotiators by the end of January.

The comments by Suhail Shaheen on January 18 to the Dawn newspaper come after negotiators from the Taliban and the United States met for two days of talks in Qatar.

Shaheen said in a post on Twitter on January 17 that the meetings on January 16 and 17 had been “useful.” He said the discussions had focused on the signing of a joint agreement and a related ceremony without elaborating…

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