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Taliban name negotiating team ahead of new talks with US

KABUL: The Taliban have introduced a 14-member negotiating workforce forward of talks this month with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who has been meeting with the insurgents to take a look at to end America's longest war.

Mullah Abbas Stanikzai heads the Taliban workforce introduced on Monday, which contains 5 former inmates of america jail in Guantanamo Bay who have been released in 2014 in exchange for a captured American soldier.

The workforce additionally contains Anas Haqqani, the jailed more youthful brother of the leader of the Haqqani network, an impressive Taliban faction.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid mentioned Haqqani, who is being held in Kabul, "should be released to start work on the negotiating team." The Taliban refuse to meet with the US-backed government in Kabul.

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