the Resumption of peace talks to bring AMERICA's longest war to end, says the anonymous source.
the UNITED states has resumed negotiations with the Taliban in Qatar, says a u.s. source told AFP. The negotiations about peace in Afghanistan aims to end AMERICA's longest war.
the Parties appeared three months ago to be close to an end, and there were expectations that the UNITED states would withdraw the thousands of soldiers home from Afghanistan in exchange for security guarantees from the Taliban.
But president Donald Trump broke off negotiations after an american soldier was killed.
- It is now hoped that the violence will be lessened, and that this will pave the way for a ceasefire followed by negotiations between the islamist movement and the afghan government, says the us source.
In september called the Trump negotiations with the Taliban movement in Afghanistan "died". However, in late november said the u.s. president, that he wants a deal with the Taliban, and that he believe that the Taliban also want a ceasefire.
Leaders from the Taliban, for Reuters confirmed that the group has met with senior u.s. officials in Doha in late november.
the UNITED states has had soldiers stationed in Afghanistan since the invasion in 2001. The invasion toppled the Taliban regime, which for years had provided shelter to Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda and the mastermind behind the attacks 11. september.
In september of this year, there were 14.000 us soldiers in the country. It is, however, a significant decrease compared to the almost 100,000 soldiers, who were deployed in 2011.
In almost all the country's provinces felt the war. In almost 30 percent of the country's districts there is fighting, while 14,5% of the country is controlled by the Taliban. But military observers say that the Taliban are not able to occupy the major cities or key strategic areas and maintain control over them for a long time.
/ritzau/AFPUpdated Date: 07 December 2019, 17:00