'Secret' talks to test unity of Taliban

After suffering heavy losses, Taliban leadership weighing options amid reports of negotiations with US and Afghanistan.

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    The US and Afghan governments have reportedly begun secret three-way talks with the Taliban.

    The Wall Street Journal newspaper reports that Afghan President Hamad Karzai confirmed talks have taken place and that the Taliban are "definitely interested" in a peace settlement.

    But if the talks are to have any hope of success, the Taliban leadership will need to bring all of its disparate fighters on board.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from the Afghan capital, Kabul, on the chance that the negotiations will succeed.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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