Continued violence from Taliban hinders peace process: Miller

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KABUL: The US and NATO forces commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, believes continued violence perpetrated by the Taliban has made the ongoing peace process difficult, and the Afghan people should be aware of the matter.
Accompanied by Gen. Yasin Zia, army chief of the Afghan forces, Miller traveled to southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, where he talked about peace and security.
“There is a path to peace, there is an opportunity for peace, but Taliban violence will make the path very difficult to achieve; this is important for the people of Afghanistan,” added Miller.
He said that foreign forces would continue their support to the Afghan security forces and remain committed to supporting their Afghan partners.
These statements from Miller come as intense fights between the Afghan forces and Taliban are ongoing in several provinces of the country amid the second phase of intra-Afghan talks that started on January 5 in Doha.