Between April 29 and May 3, 2019, the Afghan government held a four-day loya jirga to discuss peace talks. The episode was indicative of tensions that occurred between the two groups. The Taliban were fundamentally narrow-minded, while al-Qaeda aimed at global jihad.  Talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban began in Doha on September 12, 2020. Negotiations were scheduled for March, but were postponed due to a prisoner exchange dispute. Mawlavi Abdul Hakim will lead the negotiations for the Taliban, he is the group`s supreme judge and a close associate of Haibatullah Akhundzada. Abdullah Abdullah will be one of the leaders of the Afghan government`s negotiating team. The Afghan government team also includes women`s rights activists.  Despite the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement, insurgent attacks on Afghan security forces have reportedly intensified in the country. In the 45 days following the agreement (between March 1 and April 15, 2020), the Taliban carried out more than 4,500 attacks in Afghanistan, an increase of more than 70 percent compared to the same period the previous year.  More than 900 Afghan security forces were killed during this period, up from about 520 in the same period the previous year. In the meantime, due to a significant reduction in the number of offensives and airstrikes carried out by the Afghans and the United States. .