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Pakistan has begun to play a central behind the scenes role in supporting US peace talks with the Taliban sources told Reuters that includes putting pressure on Taliban leaders who feel to cooperate and sometimes even detaining members of their families , but the Pakistani role in the peace talks is a delicate one as Islamabad tries to avoid showing the influence over the Taliban that Washington has long accused of having because of that sources caution it's help could be temporary great nations do not fight endless wars president Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed an eagerness to withdraw troops in wind down America's longest conflict his administration for example has xcelerated talks with the goal of coming to a political agreements in Afghanistan a US envoy is set to meet with the Taliban at the end of February Pakistani sources suggest that the driver behind their country support for the talks is not US aid but growing concerns over the regional economic shock waves that could follow an abrupt US pullout from Afghanistan