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Why this hospital attack is pushing Afghans toward ‘tipping point’

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Christian Science Monitor, 15 May 2020

This article in the US online daily quotes AAN’s Kate Clark as commenting on the current upsurge of fighting activity in Afghanistan and prospects for peace talks, via al-Jazeera:

“If you look around Afghanistan today and the last few weeks, it looks like a normal spring offensive to me,” Kate Clark, the co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, told Al Jazeera English.

“To be honest, I don’t see any intention from the Taliban of sitting down and talking. Their actions belie that,” Ms. Clark said. “Now you can talk and fight, we’ve seen that in other conflicts. But you have to at least have the intention that a political negotiation is your aim. … And up to now, I don’t think we’ve seen that from the Taliban side.”