/ 07 September 2021

Getting chatty with the Taliban

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As the Taliban tightens its grip on Afghanistan, the leader of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF) Ahmad Massoud said he’s open to starting peace talks. The group is made up of former Afghan security force members and local militias. The Taliban yesterday claimed to have taken control of the remaining pocket of Afghanistan – the Panjshir province. The northeastern region has been an NRF stronghold since Kabul fell to the Taliban last month, and the group says they remain in control. And speaking of talks, after meeting with the Taliban on Sunday, UN Humanitarian Chief Martin Griffiths said aid would soon be delivered to 18 million Afghans in need, which is almost half the population. #SquizShortcut

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