TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran confirmed Monday that a delegation of the Taliban visited Tehran and discussed efforts to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s 17-year war.
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Globally, the Pashtuns are estimated to number around 50 million, but an accurate count remains elusive due to the lack of an official census in Afghanistan since 1979. Army Gen. John Nicholson, the top coalition mander in Afghanistan, said the Taliban is rarely able to hold on to territory even when it is successful in overrunning Afghan government forces. KABUL, istan (AP) — The United States has sent military advisers to aid forces Ghazni, where they were strugglg on Sunday to rega full control three days after the launched a massive Tags: advising, afghan, forces, battle, Officials: In policy shift, US The United States is open to g direct the to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the government to end 17 years of war, U.S. s said. Those came a month after a group of women met representatives Oslo. Further contacts the group have failed to make progress.