Afghan Taliban say peace deal in sight

The Taliban said Saturday that they expected negotiations with the United States to conclude soon, finalizing a peace deal to end the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan. The crucial ninth round in the year-long dialogue between the two adversaries started Thursday in the traditional venue, the Persian Gulf state of Qatar.

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Photo: Professor Burhanudin Rabini (second from left), speaks in 2010 for the Afghan High Peace Council (an organization set up to promote peace talks with the Taliban). Photo by U.S. Army.

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