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CIA director met Taliban leader in Afghanistan on Monday -sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden sent CIA Director William Burns to meet Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul on Monday in the highest level official encounter since the militant group took over the Afghan capital, a U.S. official and a source familiar with government activity told Reuters on Tuesday. Both sources spoke on condition of anonymity. The Biden administration has been evacuating U.S. citizens and other allies amid chaos at Kabul airport ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline to pull out of Afghanistan. The Washington Post, citing U.S. officials who spoke on condition of…

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