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Taliban Leader Calls Peace Talks 'Legitimate'

The leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency on Wednesday said he supports political negotiations with the Kabul government to seek a peaceful end to the 14-year old war. In his facilitation message in connection with the upcoming Eid festival, marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, Mullah Omar said the dialogue as a religiously “legitimate” strategy aimed at driving foreign troops from Afghanistan and establishing a “pure” Islamic state in the country. “Therefore...

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