Jirga olive branch to Taliban

4th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

Some 16 hundred delegates to the Afghan tribal assembly, or Loya Jirga, ended a session in Kabul on Friday by unanimously backing an initiative by President Hamid Karzai for reconciliation dialogue with the Taliban. A special negotiating commission is to be set up. The Islamist rebels rejected the initiative as a ploy in the interests of foreigners.

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