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Afghans overwhelmingly support talks with Taliban

Poll finds Afghans most worried about security, unemployment


 

A poll conducted in Afghanistan this summer by the Asia Foundation found widespread support among Afghans for negotiations with the Taliban. According to the survey, 83 per cent of Afghans would welcome peace talks with armed insurgents, up 12 points from last year. At the same time, the number of Afghans who say they have no sympathy for the Taliban was up nearly 20 points to 55 per cent, with an additional 26 per cent saying they had only a little sympathy. Among the issues that are top of mind for Afghans, the lack of security ranked first, followed by unemployment and corruption.

CBC News


 
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