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Afghan Peace Process Hopes to Build Momentum

War-torn Afghanistan marked International Peace Day Wednesday amid hopes that a widely-anticipated peace deal with a key insurgent group might ease security challenges by encouraging others fighting alongside the Taliban to join the peace process. Afghan officials have been negotiating for months with Hizb-e-Islami, an insurgent group led by controversial warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Despite repeated breakdowns, both sides are expected to finalize a draft agreement. Some opposition to...

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