"Our leadership hasn't conveyed any message about a ceasefire to us," said a Taliban commander.
"We have the counter-terrorism capacity to get the guys we need to get ... It shouldn't be any different in Afghanistan."
The surge in hostilities signals deadlock at stop-start peace talks involving U.S and Taliban negotiators
"I think the chances of a positive outcome through negotiations is higher than I have seen, and I've been deeply involved in Afghanistan for 18 years."
"I think we have to be open to all those things that empower and enable our diplomats"
The reclusive regime gave the U.S. until the end of this year to change its approach, warning that relations "may immediately come to an end."
Both the U.S. and the Taliban are in town to talk with Pakistani officials, but it was not known if the U.S. and Taliban would themselves meet
This won't end well.
"I think it was the right decision to step back from the table."
Trump said he had planned a secret meeting with the Taliban's "major leaders" on Sunday at a presidential compound in Camp David, Maryland.
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...
"I would certainly hesitate to use the word 'dramatic' improvement."
The Afghan Taliban said on Tuesday they had called off peace talks with U.S. officials in Qatar this week due to an "agenda disagreement," especially over the involvement of Afghan...
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