The Taliban are geared up to reach a withdrawal agreement with the United States by the end of January and are prepared to "scale down" military operations ahead of signing the deal, according to their chief spokesman.
The Taliban have offered a brief ceasefire to the United States, a move which could lead to the resumption of talks between the two sides and withdrawal of thousands of American troops from Afghanistan.
The Taliban announced Monday it does not intend to stop fighting in Afghanistan, rejecting as "false and baseless" reports the terrorist group is ready to declare a temporary cease-fire in a bid to seal a peace deal with the United States.
The Taliban terrorist group carried out a bomb attack against an American convoy in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz Province, killing a US soldier, only weeks after the two sides restarted stalled peace negotiations.
Suicide bombers struck the main US military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring scores in a major attack that could scupper plans to revive peace talks between the United States and the Taliban.
The United States has resumed talks with the Taliban militant group in Qatar, according to a US source, days after President Donald Trump paid a surprise visit to the war-torn country and hinted at a resumption of the negotiations.
The Afghan Taliban militant group says it is “way too early” to speak of restarting direct negotiations with the United States, a day after US President Donald Trump paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan and said Washington is resuming talks with the militant group.
The Taliban said on Friday they were prepared to restart peace talks with the United States, a day after US President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to American troops in Afghanistan and said he believed the militant group would agree to a cease-fire.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his administration had released three prominent Taliban members in an effort to get the militants to liberate two university professors — an American and an Australian — they abducted three years ago.