U.S. soldiers prepare for a two-day clearing mission in the Komandek Ghar area in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
Taliban In Qatar See No Early Peace Talks With U.S.: Sources -- Reuters
DOHA/KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban leaders living in Qatar have held no Afghanistan peace talks with U.S. officials in the Gulf state for more than a year and see no prospect of any soon, Taliban sources say.
A team of envoys from the Islamist insurgent group flew to Qatar in early 2012 to open talks with the U.S. government, which has laid a greater emphasis on negotiations before a handover of security to Afghan forces in 2014.
Among the most prominent members of the delegation in Doha is Tayeb Agha, the former chief of staff to the Taliban's reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar.
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