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Kabul said to offer Taliban power-sharing to end violence

Taliban fighters patrol inside the city of Farah, capital of Farah province southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Mohammad Asif Khan)
Taliban fighters patrol inside the city of Farah, capital of Farah province southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Mohammad Asif Khan)

Afghan government negotiators in Qatar have offered the Taliban a power-sharing deal in return for an end to fighting in the country, a government negotiating source tells AFP.

“Yes, the government has submitted a proposal to Qatar as mediator. The proposal allows the Taliban to share power in return for a halt in violence in the country,” the source says.

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