South & Central Asia

Afghan Government Says Full Cease-fire Key to Peace Talks
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After the Afghan Taliban announced a seven to 10-day cease-fire with US troops and a reduction in violence against Afghan forces, the Afghan government called the Taliban offer 'ambiguous,' and asked for a complete cease-fire as a way forward for peace talks.
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 18:35
Afghan Government Says Full Cease-fire Key to Peace Talks
00:02:06
After the Afghan Taliban announced a seven to 10-day cease-fire with US troops and a reduction in violence against Afghan forces, the Afghan government called the Taliban offer 'ambiguous,' and asked for a complete cease-fire as a way forward for peace talks.
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 18:27
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