Afghan aid: Why the peace talks condition suits the Taliban
27 November 2020 | 5:45 pm
The international community has pledged $12 billion in assistance to Afghanistan, but much of it depends on the success of ongoing peace talks. Experts say the condition gives Taliban an upper hand in the conflict.
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