Afghanistan: Nato and Taliban chiefs on prospects for peace
9 July 2013 Last updated at 16:27 BST
The Taliban says there will be no let up in attacks against Nato troops in Afghanistan.
As incidents continue to take place across the country, there is no sign of peace talks getting underway in Doha.
The BBC's Jonathan Beale has been to Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan to speak to commanders on both sides of the conflict about the prospects for reconciliation.