Report: Taliban Pulls Out Of Peace Talks
By Bill Strange
January 21, 2019
The Taliban is withdrawing from peace talks with the U.S. over demands that the group turn over a kidnapped American professor. A leader of the Afghan Taliban tells NBC News that asking to release Kevin King was unrealistic. King was taken at gunpoint during a Taliban raid on American University of Afghanistan in Kabul back in 2016. King is said to be in ill health as he needs treatment for heart disease.