Mullah Omar confirms peace talks with US

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

Updated: Jan 05, 2012, 15:34 PM IST

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