Haqqanis will not talk Afghan peace alone: commander

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Posted: Oct 25, 2011 4:08 PM
Haqqanis will not talk Afghan peace alone: commander

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Afghan Haqqani insurgent network will not take part individually in any peace talks with the United States and negotiations must be led by the Taliban leadership, a senior commander told Reuters on Tuesday.

"They (the Americans) would not be able to find a possible solution to the Afghan conflict until and unless they hold talks with the Taliban shura," said the Haqqani group commander, referring to the Taliban leadership council.

(Reporting by Jibran Ahmad; Writing by Michael Georgy)