US-Taliban talks: Informal negotiations resume

Taliban says it is willing to restart peace talks with US, as President Trump tells troops in Afghanistan he thinks group is ready to strike a deal.

Preliminary talks are under way between the Afghan Taliban and US officials.

The Taliban has told Al Jazeera that some meetings have taken place in Doha, Qatar, and could pave the way for the resumption of formal peace talks.

United States President Donald Trump cancelled negotiations in September following the death of a US soldier.

But he told American troops on a short trip to Afghanistan that he believed the Taliban was willing to strike a deal.

Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports.