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Taliban: Teen activist deserves to die. The decision was a reversal of months of failed efforts to start peace talks while Taliban militants intensified a campaign targeting urban centers and government installations. Taliban militants in Pakistan Photo: AP. Officials said that Obama was personally involved in working with Karzai to enable the opening of the office, and that US Secretary of State John Kerry had also played a major role.
Obama, who was in Northern Ireland for a meeting of the Group of 8 industrial nations, briefed fellow leaders at the summit on opening of the office.
Karzai also said he will soon send representatives from the High Peace Council to the Gulf state of Qatar to discuss Lorsque Israel Sortit DEgypte - Yehoram Gaon / Cilla Dagan / Shula Chen - Pâque with the Taliban.
Afghanistan shouldn't be center of the discussions outside of the country," Karzai said. The Taliban have for years refused to speak to the government or the Peace Council, set up by Karzai three years ago, because they considered them to be American "puppets. President Barack Obama has not yet said how many soldiers he will leave in Afghanistan along with NATO forces, Slip Jigs: The Kid On The Mountain / An Phis Fhliuch - Planxty - The Well Below The Valley it is thought that it would be about 9, US troops and about 6, from its allies.
All rights reserved. Breaking News. US, Taliban to start talks in Qatar office. After more than a decade of war, sides meet to talk on Afghanistan; Taliban open office in Qatar; US hopes group cuts off from al-Qaeda. In a major breakthrough, the Taliban and the US announced Tuesday that they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan as the Islamic militant movement opened an office in Qatar.
American officials with the Obama administration said the office in the Qatari capital of Doha was the first step toward the ultimate US-Afghan goal of a full Taliban renouncement of links with al-Qaeda. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record, said U. In Doha, Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naim said the group opposes the use of Afghan soil to threaten other countries and supports the negotiating process, two key demands of both the US and Afghan governments before talks could begin.
He made the statement shortly after the deputy foreign minister of Qatar said the Emir of the gulf state had given the go ahead for the office to open.
Naim said the Taliban are willing to use all legal means to end what they called the occupation of Afghanistan. The Obama administration officials say the US and Taliban representatives will hold bilateral meetings, and The Ebbing Tide - Rick Wakeman - Return To The Centre Of The Earth President Hamid Karzai's High Peace Council is expected to follow up with its own talks a few days later.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record, vowed to continue to push the Taliban further and said that ultimately the Taliban must also break ties with al-Qaedaend violence and accept Afghanistan's constitution, including protections for women and minorities.
The US will hold its first formal meetings with the Taliban in Doha within a few days, senior officials Lorsque Israel Sortit DEgypte - Yehoram Gaon / Cilla Dagan / Shula Chen - Pâque , with the expectation that it will be followed up days later by a meeting between the Taliban and the High Peace Council.
The first meeting will focus on an exchange of agendas and consultations on next steps. Despite Karzai's stated hopes that the process will move almost immediately to Afghanistan, however, US officials do not expect that to be possible in the near future.
The announcements came on the day that Afghan forces took the lead from the US-led NATO coalition for security nationwide, marking a turning point for American and NATO military forces, which will now move entirely into a supporting role.
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For US and other foreign combat troops on the ground, the transition means they will not be directly carrying the fight to the insurgency, but will advise and back up as needed with air support and medical evacuations. The transition also comes at a time when violence is at levels matching the worst in 12 years, fueling some Afghans' concerns that their forces aren't ready.
Karzai said that in the coming months, coalition forces will gradually withdraw from Afghanistan's provinces as the country's security forces replace them. Alliance training since dramatically increased the size of the Afghan National Security Forces, bringing them up from 40, men and women six years ago to abouttoday. Afghans will now have the lead for security in all districts of Afghanistan's 34 provinces.
Until now, they were responsible for districts nationwide, where 80 percent of Afghanistan's population of nearly 30 million lives. Afghan security forces were until now carrying out 90 Lorsque Israel Sortit DEgypte - Yehoram Gaon / Cilla Dagan / Shula Chen - Pâque of military operations around the country.
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