Taliban and al Qaeda Remain Linked, U.N. Study Says

WASHINGTON—A United Nations report issued Monday found that Afghanistan’s Taliban has managed close ties with al Qaeda, holding at least 6 higher-level meetings with leaders of the team during additional than a calendar year of talks with the United States.

The U.N. findings point to the issues faced by the Taliban in utilizing its facet of the agreement signed with the U.S. in February. Underneath the phrases, the U.S. will withdraw all its troops inside fourteen months in return for a Taliban promise that Afghanistan will in no way once again turn out to be…