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Eighth round of US-Taliban peace talks to start in Doha

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A fresh round of US-Taliban peace talks will start in Qatar’s capital Doha on Saturday, officials said, describing it as the “most crucial” phase of negotiations to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan.

Senior officials privy to the talks said a peace agreement could be expected at the end of the eighth round of talks between the warring sides and would enable foreign forces to be withdrawn from the war-torn country.