12 Jun '18, 6pm

Taliban denies it is in 'secret talks' with NATO

The Taliban denied today that any of its representatives were in “secret talks” with Afghan, NATO or US officials. Yet again, the Taliban stated that it will only negotiate peace after US and NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan. Today’s statement was attributed to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, and was published on Voice of Jihad, the group’s official website that is published in five languages — English, Arabic, Dari, Pashtu, and Urdu. “We reject the mentioned claim and emphasize that no such secret process exists,” Zabihullah stated. He then postulated that Afghan officials may be negotiating with Taliban impostors. “But it is entirely plausible that some supposed Mujahideen faces or materialistic persons could have tricked the desperate and nescient Kabul regime into believing they are Mujahideen representatives. This however is a different issue and such peopl...

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