DOHA, Qatar – After 12 days, the contact groups of each the Afghanistan and Taliban delegations have come together Monday night, but once again failed to unite thoughts on forming the ground rules for peace negotiations.
The Taliban carried out more than a dozen attacks on Afghan army bases, officials said Tuesday, March 3, hours after ending a partial truce and throwing into doubt peace talks between Kabul and the insurgents.
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said that Afghanistan and the United States had reached an agreement based on which the U.S. and coalition forces will withdraw from the country within 14 months.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will attend the signing of U.S.-Taliban agreement, which could be one step forward to ultimate U.S. troops withdrawal and lasting peace in Afghanistan.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that a possible U.S.-Taliban peace deal will include a timetable for conditions-based U.S. troop withdrawals and the start of the intra-Afghan negotiations.