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Taliban opening Doha bureau to facilitate peace talks: Reports | Global Post

The Taliban is opening a bureau in Doha in order to arrange a fresh round of peace talks with the Afghan government, according to Qatar’s The Peninsula.

The new office for the militant Islamic group has the support of US President Barack Obama as well as Afghan President Hamid Karzai, both of whom hope it will help boost negotiations in a bid to end extremist violence in Afghanistan, reported FOX News.

The negotiations between Taliban representatives and the 68-member Afghan Supreme Peace Council are expected to address, among other things, the status of foreign forces in Afghanistan, according to ArabianBusiness.

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