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Afghan politicians, Taliban meet in Doha as fighting continues

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KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan politicians met with representatives of the Taliban insurgents in Qatar on Saturday with each side calling for peace even as fighting escalates and uproots thousands of people. Two decades of conflict have taken a turn for the worse as U.S.-led international forces withdraw and the Taliban launch offensives around Afghanistan, taking districts and border crossings while encircling provincial capitals. Negotiatiors have been meeting in Doha since September but failed to make substantive progress with time running out before foreign troops’ full exit by Sept. 11. “Let’s …

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