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Foreign missions in Afghanistan call for Taliban ceasefire as peace talks collapse


  • 15 diplomatic missions & NATO representatives in Afghanistan urged Taliban to halt their military offensives just hours after the rival Afghan sides failed to agree on a ceasefire at a peace meeting in Doha.
  • A delegation of Afghan leaders met Taliban’s political leadership in Doha over the weekend but the Taliban, in a statement, made no mention of a halt to Afghanistan’s escalating violence.
  • Over recent Eid holidays, the Taliban have called short ceasefires, saying they wanted to let Afghans spend them in peace.