Afghanistan says Taliban will have to be defeated, after Trump rejects talks

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 21, 2018 shows Afghan security personnel standing guard as smoke billows from the Intercontinental Hotel during a fight between gunmen and Afghan security forces in Kabul. The Taliban and the Islamic State group are creating a perfect storm of carnage in Kabul, adapting to ramped up security in the war-weary capital to strike again and again as civilians pay the price. - TO GO WITH Afghanistan-conflict-security,FOCUS by Emal Haidary / AFP / WAKIL KOHS





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