The Taliban are accusing the Americans of breaking the peace agreement struck between the two sides at the end of February by continuing to bomb Taliban targets. The two sides met to discuss how to resolve the situation.
The meetings took place in Doha, Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office. The Taliban’s chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, their designated spokesman Suhail Shaheen, as well as General Scott Miller, the commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, participated in the meeting.
“Our men have been targeted in their residential areas while there is no room for such attacks in the agreement, either by the U.S. or their internal supporters,” Shaheen said, in addressing the Afghan National Army, which the Taliban considers a puppet of or proxy force for the Americans.
“General Miller met with Taliban leadership last night as part of the military channel established in the agreement,” a spokesman for U.S. Forces in Afghanistan released in a statement. “The meeting was about the need to reduce the violence,” he added.