Mullah Omar confirms peace talks with US

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 15:34

Kabul: Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar has confirmed that peace talks are on with the United States.

It is the first time the Taliban has publicly raised the prospect of a peace settlement after over 10 years of fighting.

Omar has demanded the release of Afghan prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and complete withdrawal of US-led forces from Afghanistan, The News reports.
The US State Department, however, said they have not yet made any decision on releasing the Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay prison.

ANI



First Published: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 15:34

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