Abdul Salam Zaeef
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Afghan Taliban 'will negotiate' with coalition forces

15 November 2010 Last updated at 19:48 GMT

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has restated Britain's intention to withdraw from combat operations in Afghanistan by 2015.

His comments came as a British soldier killed on patrol on Sunday was named as Ranger Aaron McCormick of the Royal Irish Regiment.

There are currently more coalition forces in Afghanistan than ever before, but can a deal ever be reached with the Taliban to end the insurgency?

The BBC's Paul Wood spoke to a Taliban commander who insists there can be no deal until the US leaves the country. Watch his report here.

Meanwhile, George Alagiah spoke to a founding member who says they are ready to negotiate.