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Afghan violence drops amid bitter cold, Taliban talks: US military

Violence has sharply declined in Afghanistan in recent weeks because of freezing cold and reconciliation talks with Taliban militants, the US military said. “We have seen a seasonal decrease — it is tougher and harder to fight in the winter. That may be part of the reason we are seeing a decrease in attacks,” US military spokesman Major Steve Woolman told AFP on Thursday. Afghanistan is suffering its bitterest winter for nearly decade with the Taliban hotbed of Zabul province and other parts of the normally violent south buried under metres of snow. Full Story

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