No Deal finalised over US troops withdrawal and Afghan Taliban ceasefire: Sources

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No Deal finalised over US troops withdrawal and Afghan Taliban ceasefire: Sources

*KABUL - No Deal has been finalised between Afghan Taliban and the US over troops withdrawal and the ceasefire from Afghan Taliban, it has been reported.*

*The Afghan president’s office said United States peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has shared details of his recent talks with the Taliban in Qatar with President Ashraf Ghani and other government officials.*

Monday’s statement quotes Khalilzad as saying he held talks about a ceasefire with the Taliban but that there was no progress yet on that issue.

The statement also claims the Taliban demanded from Khalilzad the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan, but that there was no agreement on that.

There was no immediate comment from Khalilzad or the US Embassy.

The statement appeared directed at toning down last week’s remarks by Khalilzad reporting “significant progress” in talks with the Taliban.