13 Sep '18, 6pm

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Afghanistan Peace Talks Stick on U.S. Bases: United States Wants 2, Taliban None Ayesha Tanzeem – Voice of America ISLAMABAD - Negotiations between the United States and the Afghan Taliban for a political settlement to end the protracted war in Afghanistan are stuck over the issue of maintenance of U.S. military bases in the country, according to Waheed Muzhda, a former Taliban official in Kabul who remains in regular contact with Taliban leaders. The “U.S. wants the Taliban to accept at least two military bases, Bagram and Shorabak. The Taliban are not willing to accept it,” Muzhda said, adding the insurgent leaders are unwilling to accept anything more than a nominal number of troops required to secure the U.S. diplomatic mission. U.S. Combat Forces Unwelcome High-level sources in Washington who deal with Afghanistan confirmed to VOA on condition of anonymity that mainte...

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