https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-un-taliban-idUSKBN2383SP

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FILE PHOTO: Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, and Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan, shake hands after signing an agreement at a ceremony between members of Afghanistan's Taliban and the U.S. in Doha, Qatar February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Ibraheem al Omari. UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Ties between the Taliban, especially its Haqqani Network branch, and al Qaeda remain close, independent U.N. sanctions monitors said in a report made public on Monday, despite a U.S.-Taliban pact Washington hoped would sever them. “The Taliban regularly consulted with al Qaeda during negotiations with the United States and offered guarantees that it would honor ... Full story

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