Afghan Peace Body Offers Kabul Office for Taliban Talks

War-torn Afghanistan's official peace-negotiating panel offered Wednesday for the first time to let the Taliban open a representative office in Kabul or in a country of its own choice, for initiating a peace dialogue. The Taliban promptly rejected the offer, however, saying their rivals are "American occupation" forces who have installed the Kabul regime.

The foreign presence in Afghanistan is the "real problem," the insurgency's main spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, told VOA. "We do not need to open an office in Kabul because more than half of Afghanistan is under our control...

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By: VOA - Wednesday, 6 December

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