Afghan Taliban leader calls for talks with Eid message

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Taliban leader Mullah Hehbatullah Akhundzada said in an Eid message that the group’s fight is to ensure the US military vacates Afghanistan,
The Taliban leader said that the vacation of US and “other occupying forces� is the only way to rescue Afghanistan so an independent, Islamic, intra-Afghan government “can take root�.
The Taliban have “kept the doors of understanding and negotiations open� and have “appointed the Political Office of the Islamic Emirate as the exclusive avenue of activity in this regard�.