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    The Taliban Think They Have Already Won, Peace Deal or Not

    “We have defeated the enemy.” The international community is scrambling to secure peace in Afghanistan, but the Taliban believe they have the upper hand — and are saying as much.

    Afghan and Taliban Negotiators Agree on Peace Talks’ Procedures

    Afghan government and Taliban officials said they had finalized the terms to guide future talks, opening the door to a new phase of negotiations toward a long-term peace.

    Deadly Taliban Attack Probably Used Drone, a Worrisome Shift

    The strike targeted the governor’s compound in Kunduz, a province that has seen heavy fighting despite peace talks between Taliban and Afghan government negotiators.

    Taliban Violated Afghan Deal With Shelling of American Bases, U.S. Officials Say

    Rockets that U.S. officials say were fired by the insurgent group have landed around two bases used by American forces. A Taliban commander denied involvement.
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