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Taliban Officials Say They Will Attend Moscow Peace Talks

The Afghan Taliban will join multilateral peace talks hosted by Russia on Friday, senior Taliban officials said Tuesday, after the United States and Afghanistan turned down their invitations. But Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said they had not formally agreed to take part. Russia invited 12 countries and the Taliban, who are fighting to re-impose strict Islamic law after their 2001 ouster by U.S.-led troops, but the United States and the U.S.-backed Afghan government...

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