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Making peace with the Taliban? UN pressed to lift Afghan sanctions | The Guardian

Britain and the United States are pressing for United Nations sanctions against 18 former senior Taliban figures to be lifted later this month in the strongest indication yet that the western powers are looking for a negotiated peace with the Taliban.

Candidates include the controversial former head of the regime’s religious police, Mohammed Qalamuddin, whose officers were responsible for some of the worst atrocities under the Taliban regime.

Officals believe the move would send a clear signal to insurgents that reintegrating into Afghan society is possible if they put down their arms.

Read more here: Making peace with the Taliban? UN pressed to lift Afghan sanctions | World news | The Guardian.

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