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IPFS News Link • Afghanistan

US resumes talks with Taliban in bid for ceasefire in Afghanistan ending 18 years of war -

• by Jack Newman

In September, the US and the Taliban were on the verge of signing a deal

It would have seen US withdrawing thousands of troops for security guarantees

But later that month Trump abruptly called the year-long effort 'dead' 

Washington has resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar today, a US source said.

It comes three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America's longest war.

'The US rejoined talks today in Doha. The focus of discussion will be reduction of violence that leads to intra-Afghan negotiations and a ceasefire,' said the source briefed on efforts to end almost two decades of war in Afghanistan.