Soon they’ll be allies. Obama says the Taliban must reject al Qaeda as Obama gives money and weapons to al Qaeda in Syria. via U.S., Taliban to start peace talks in Qatar within days – ContraCostaTimes.com.
KABUL, Afghanistan — In a major breakthrough, the Taliban and the U.S. announced Tuesday that they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan as the Islamic militant movement opened an office in Qatar.
President Barack Obama said the opening of the Taliban political office in Doha is an important first step toward reconciliation between the Taliban and Afghanistan’s government. But he says the process won’t be quick or easy and predicts there will be bumps along the way.
Obama says the Taliban still must denounce al-Qaida. He’s praising Afghan President Hamid Karzai for taking a courageous step by sending representatives to Qatar to…
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