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Taliban name negotiating team ahead of new talks with US

AP  |  Kabul 

The have announced a 14-member negotiating team ahead of talks this month with US Khalilzad, who has been meeting with the insurgents to try to end America's longest war.

Mullah heads the team announced Monday, which includes five former inmates of the US prison in who were released in 2014 in exchange for a captured American soldier.

The team also includes Anas Haqqani, the jailed younger brother of the of the Haqqani network, a powerful faction.

Taliban said Haqqani, who is being held in Kabul, "should be released to start work on the negotiating team." The Taliban refuse to meet with the US-backed government in

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 15:40 IST
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