Ahmad Massoud envisions a political setup in which people of every ethnicity have a say.
A Trump defeat could alter Afghanistan's trajectory, but it won't necessarily change Ghani's fortunes.
The Taliban denies any involvement in targeting Saleh, but experts think the latest attack was aimed at 'poisoning' the upcoming intra-Afghan talks.
At least 100 people have died and another 100 are injured and nearly 500 houses destroyed after overnight rains fuelled floods that ravaged the city of Charikar, north of the capital Kabul., according to Afghanistan's Disaster Management Ministry.
The prisoner releases were part of a deal the US has signed with the Taliban aimed at ending war in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the US has said its deal with the Taliban is in the "next phase" as it urged the militants to reduce rising bloodshed.
There is cause for cautious optimism so long as troublesome elements within the government and the Taliban are not allowed to derail the process.
Afghan President Ghani said the government was ready to hold peace talks with the Taliban after accepting their offer of a three-day truce over the Eid al Fitr holiday starting Sunday that marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
The ceasefire which begins Sunday was first announced by the Taliban, then welcomed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Eradicating terror from Afghanistan remains the top priority, but all sides must now agree on methods.
The Taliban-claimed attack, which targeted a base in eastern Afghanistan belonging to the country's intelligence service, also wounded at least 40 people and left eight others in critical condition.
The breakthrough comes as Afghanistan battles a series of crises, including a rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus and surging militant violence that saw dozens killed in brutal attacks last week.
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