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US official claims ISIS fighters were hiding among Afghan civilians during deadly drone strike
"It appears during harvest season the locals cut deals with the IS fighters to act as harvesters."
Top American diplomat says Afghans and Taliban have agreed to a ‘roadmap for peace’
The U.S. envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, met Taliban officials briefly a day after a delegation of Afghan citizens and the militants agreed on a "roadmap for peace", in particular a joint call to end civilian casualties in the 18-year war.
New book claims Taliban leader Mullah Omar lived for years near a major US military base in Afghanistan
He lived in hiding just three miles from a major U.S. military base in his home Afghan province of Zabul, said Dam, who says she spent five years interviewing Taliban members for the book.
The US Has Worked Out A ‘Draft Framework’ With The Taliban To End The War In Afghanistan
There could not be a withdrawal without a ceasefire, the official said. The issue looms as a sticking point in the next round of talks on Feb. 25, with the U.S. official saying Taliban negotiators wanted a full withdrawal before a ceasefire.