Posted by | January 28, 2010 17:55 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Taliban’s leadership council met with the UN’s representative for Afghanistan in Dubai with an eye toward further talks and ending the conflict, the first time there have been talks with such high-ranking Taliban members.

“They requested a meeting to talk about talks. They want protection, to be able to come out in public. They don’t want to vanish into places like Bagram,” [an unnamed] official said, referring to a detention centre at the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan.

The UN is hoping Afghanistan continues to follow up.

The Afghan government invited Taliban insurgents on Thursday to a peace council of elders as part of efforts to find a way out of a conflict which is trying the patience and resources of Afghanistan’s Western allies.

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