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.


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

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