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Afghans voice support for peace talks with Taliban

KABUL — Afghanistan’s government reaffirmed support Sunday for possible talks with its Taliban foes, but demanded full explanations on how the group was allowed to raise its flag in Qatar and display other symbols that have stalled the US-led effort.

The ongoing dispute over the Taliban compound in Doha — which the Afghan government said appeared as something akin to an embassy in exile instead of a political outpost when it opened — underscore the extreme difficulties in trying to launch dialogue after nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan.

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