Taliban Invite Afghan Jihadi Leaders to Peace Talks – VOA News

FILE – Armed Taliban fighters are seen at an unidentified location in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Dec.13, 2010.

Afghanistan’s Taliban says they are ready to discuss peace and reconciliation with the leaders of Afghan jihadi organizations opposed to the U.S.-led “foreign occupation” of the country.

The insurgent group made the overture through an official statement Tuesday, but maintained its silence over Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s recent offer of a reconciliation dialogue.

The statement referred to the 2001 U.S.-led military invasion of Afghanistan as an “ongoing tragedy,” and said the Taliban’s Qatar-based political office invites Afghans “who do not support the invaders, be they jihadi …. Read More on VOA News