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Mullah Omar's Death Shouldn't End the Push for Peace

Afghanistan, Pakistan and the U.S. can keep up the pressure to negotiate.

Already dead?

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If the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar died two years ago, as reports suggest, it may thoroughly cloud an already hazy picture in Afghanistan. For now, the news seems certain to derail peace talks that began earlier this month and were tentatively scheduled to resume Friday. The challenge for Afghanistan and its partners is to salvage what they can from the confusion.

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