Stanikzai will head the Taliban team, which includes five former Guantanamo Bay inmates released in 2014 [Maxim Shemetov/Reuters]

The Taliban has named a 14-member team of negotiators, including five former Guantanamo Bay inmates and a high-profile jailed leader, for the second round of talks with the United States.

With the move announced on Tuesday, the group has pushed for the release of Anas Haqqani, younger brother of the leader of the powerful Taliban faction, Haqqani network. He

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