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AP Top News at 5:19 p.m. EDT

Updated: August 15, 2021 3:20 am

Created: August 14, 2021 22:00

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A Taliban spokesman says the militants are waiting “for a peaceful relocation of the city of Kabul” after they have moved into the outskirts of the capital. Suhail Shaheen gave the comment to the English satellite news channel Al-Jazeera in Qatar. He declined to offer details of possible negotiations between his armed forces and the government. He made the comment after Afghan officials said the Taliban were in the Kalakan, Qarabagh and Paghman districts of the capital. THIS IS A LATEST UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Taliban fighters penetrated the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Sunday and further increased their influence on the country when panicked workers fled government offices and helicopters landed in the United States

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