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Afghanistan Heads Toward a Turning Point

Jul 31, 2019 | 21:33 GMT
Mohammad Nabi Omari (C-L), a Taliban member formerly held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay, Taliban negotiator Abbas Stanikzai (C-R) and former Taliban intelligence deputy Mawlawi Abdul Haq Wasiq (R) walk with another Taliban member during the second day of the Intra-Afghan Dialogue talks in Doha on July 8, 2019.

Mohammad Nabi Omari (C-L), a Taliban member formerly held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay, Taliban negotiator Abbas Stanikzai (C-R) and former Taliban intelligence deputy Mawlawi Abdul Haq Wasiq (R) walk with another Taliban member during the second day of the Intra-Afghan Dialogue talks in Doha on July 8, 2019. Washington and the Taliban might be on the cusp of a peace deal in Afghanistan.

(KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Things are moving fast in Afghanistan. On July 31, Zalmay Khalilzad, the lead U.S. negotiator, tweeted that the United States is ready "to conclude the agreement" -- provided the Taliban "do their part." Khalilzad’s comments, which came ahead of the eighth round of talks between the United States and the...

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