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Envoy to Afghanistan says US not cutting and running

WASHINGTON (AP) Amid talk of a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the U.S. envoy talking to the Taliban said Thursday that America is not cutting and running from its longest war and that women will continue to have seats in peace talks to end nearly 18 years of fighting. Zalmay Khalilzad addressed an audience in Washington on a video link from Qatar where a two-day all-Afghan conference concluded Tuesday with a statement that offered a roadmap for the country s future. The Washington event was heavily focused on raising the voices of women who fear any peace accord with the Taliban will rollback gains they ve made and return them to the days of repressive Taliban rule, We...


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