CBS: Taliban In Secret Talks With U.S., Afghanistan
June 19th, 2009 in Breaking News
Some Taliban leaders are initiating third-party talks that could lay the groundwork for progress between the U.S. and Afghan governments and the Taliban insurgents. In the video below, Charles Sennott of international news site GlobalPost.com reports on how moderate Taliban leaders are engaged in shuttle negotiations, and have been in contact with Mullah Mohammad Omar, the spiritual leader of the Taliban.
An agreement would call for a halt of Taliban attacks on schools and on those engaged in reconstruction projects, and the Afghan government would agree to release detainees and halt U.S. military attacks on civilians.