'Serious' Afghan peace talks begin soon: Karzai

He did not specify details about the talks. Peace talks between the Taliban and the government have nominally been continuing in Qatar's capital but officials say they are making little progress.

Violence has surged in the country since U.S. President Joe Biden announced in April that American troops would withdraw by Sept. 11, ending 20 years in Afghanistan. The Taliban have made a fresh push to surround cities and gain territory, emboldened by the departure of foreign forces.

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