Are the breakdown of talks between the US and Taliban a positive sign for Afghanistan?

Taliban continues violence as the US ends talks:

In recent weeks, the Taliban appeared to have found a deal with the US regarding the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, as Zalmay Khalilzad, the American envoy who had been leading the talks since they began late last year, tweeted that they had made “excellent progress.” Despite this, the Taliban kept up a near-daily rate of deadly attacks, despite holding several rounds of peace talks with Khalilzad since his appointment almost a year ago. The US has appeared to finally understand the Taliban’s tactics, and have withdrawn from talks completely. In a statement to Al Jazeera, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Washington would regret turning its back on talks spearheaded by high-level officials from both sides. “We had two ways to end the occupation in Afghanistan, one was jihad and fighting, the other was talks and negotiations,” Mujahid said. On Monday, Trump told reporters: “They’re dead. They’re dead,” referring to negotiations with the armed group, adding that he was still thinking about troop withdrawal in the country. However, it seems the US has come to the realization that withdrawing its troops, would not end the war but only increase the influence of the Taliban in the region, which is one of the reasons the Taliban were keen on negotiations.

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