Ceasefire on agenda for next Taliban talks: Afghan negotiator

An Afghan government delegation due to meet Taliban representatives for a second round of official peace talks next week will press for a ceasefire in the fighting, a negotiator said on Saturday. Any temporary reduction in attacks would represent a breakthrough and boost the legitimacy of the budding peace process aimed at ending the 13-year-old war that kills hundreds of Afghans each month. However, it is unclear whether the Taliban, who have been on the offensive in several parts of the country this year and inflicting record casualties, would agree. It’s also uncertain any ceasefire would be enforceable, since the insurgents’ leaders are divided on negotiating.

via ynetnews.com

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