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Taliban had considered a reduction in violence in Doha talks: sources

17 Apr 2019 The Khaama Press News Agency

The Taliban group had considered a reduction in violence in

Doha talks which was organized ahead of the announcement of spring offensive by

the group last Friday, sources privy of the development said.

The Taliban political leaders reportedly made the commitment

during a meeting with Gen. Scott Miller, the commander of the NATO-led Resolute

Support Mission in Afghanistan.

“In the Doha talks with the Taliban Gen Miller tried to

lower the violence in Afghanistan to come closer to peace.  Gen Miller told the Taliban he will always

protect the Afghan Security Forces and the people of Afghanistan,” the sources

said.

The sources further added that “In Doha, Taliban leaders

appeared to consider reducing violence but recently the Taliban announced their

spring offensive against the Afghan people.”

The announcement of spring offensive by Taliban was widely

condemned on domestic and international level.

The Security Council of the United Nations on Tuesday announced

that “The members of the Security Council condemned the announcement by

the Taliban of a spring offensive, which will only result in more unnecessary

suffering and destruction for the Afghan people.”

“The members of the Security Council recognized the

Afghan people’s strong desire for sustainable peace in Afghanistan.  They underscored that calls for more fighting

will not advance the goal of making a sustainable peace,” the Security

Council said in a statement.

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