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Afghan Taliban Urges Saudis Not To Side With 'American Invaders'

Islamic scholars from around the world opened a two-day conference in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to debate the Afghanistan war and urge the Taliban insurgency to seek a settlement through peace negotiations.  But a Taliban statement issued just hours before the meeting has warned participants against declaring its insurgency anythingbut a “jihad” (holy war) against “American invaders” of the country. The insurgent group asserted the ongoing conflict is not an “inter-afghan battle or...

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