Afghanistan peace talks: Intra Afghan talks begin in Moscow

Afghanistan peace talks: Intra Afghan talks begin in Moscow
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KABUL - Two-day intra-Afghan talks begin in Moscow today.

Prominent Afghan figures, including former President Hamid Karzai, opposition leaders and tribal elders are taking part in the talks which are being seen as another step toward ending Afghanistan’s 17-year war.

In a statement, Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid said a delegation from its Qatar-based political office will participate in Moscow talks to reach an understanding with political groups outside Afghan government.

Meanwhile, US Senate has voted to oppose withdrawal of its troops from Syria and Afghanistan breaking with President Donald Trump as he has called for a drawdown of troops in those countries.

Senators voted 70-26 for the amendment sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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