Taliban reaffirms commitment to US deal in Pompeo call

The Afghan government in Kabul has said it has freed nearly 4,000 Taliban prisoners so far in a bid to kickstart intra-Afghan talks. – EPA pic, June 30, 2020.

THE Taliban reaffirmed its commitment to a February deal to draw down the war in Afghanistan during a call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the group’s spokesman said.

The discussion came as US President Donald Trump faces mounting pressure to explain why he did nothing after being reportedly told Russian spies had offered and paid cash to Taliban-linked militants for killing American soldiers.

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