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Traditional council frees Taliban setting up peace talks

A traditional Afghan council concluded on Aug. 9 with hundreds of delegates agreeing to free 400 Taliban members, paving the way for an early start to negotiations...

The declaration read out in both of Afghanistan’s official languages of Pashto and Farsi calls for an immediate start to negotiations as well as an immediate cease fire.

  • KABUL-The Associated Press
  • Hurriyet

The Taliban have said they were ready for talks immediately after their final prisoners were released and that a ceasefire would be one of the first items of negotiations.

The move looks to bring the United States a little closer to bringing its troops home and end its…

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