The latest update on the war efforts in Afghanistan

New footage has emerged showing Afghan forces retaliating against insurgents targeting the presidential palace in Kabul as the U.S. is in direct talks with the Taliban to end America's longest war.
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We do turn ovestonight, and to after beganstan, and thenew front in americ longest our teameaing weeks ago O initial U.S. Talks wit the Taliban. Tonight, ouriorei correspondentanannell takes us inside the dangerous prisons in the world, right the Afghanistan, filled with Taliban prisoners. And R through those prison bars, telling Ian their message for T.S. Reporter:ni we get exclusivccess inside the M torious jail in afghanist the prison is dangerous overcrowded, home to thousands ofth row teis home to ica's swo E for the last 17 years, the ban. You C see the priers shackled to one R. E heading into one of the main prisons in Afghanistan today that houses 4,000 convicted terrorists. We're G here to try to talk to the Taliban, but therison guards areworried.they told us, it'sot safe inside. The inmates approach us from theother sid of the bamen who have aacked and killedu.s.nd Afghan sols a civilians. Ong th T do, a T, engliseaking doctor from anistan, also ad co Taliban fighter. WOU you like to say to the acan people, to the fas and mothers of soldiers who beenkilled, to the American government? Acan soldiers should leave ouruntry. We have the ability to fight up to 30 years. Repr:ou won't stop? No. We will not S T fight against American soldiers. Reporter: Other pri are eager to talk. This man ss he has no problem th other Afghans, just the foreigners who iaded, the Americans. These esi pictures were N forbc N from inside talibanterritory. They now have control of influence over more thanalf the country, with their own vernment, police, courts. And this is than in ce of trying to beat them. Commander of a U.S. Foreign troops re, fotar general Jo Nicholson. We fly over land theiban of attacks. It's where the orinated from. Reporter: We've been giv details of a secreting, once unthinkable. American diplomats with the state departmentuietly initiating talks with the Taliban. How would youl Abo sitting down and talking to the Taliban? Nt to end this war. We want tot on terms that prect our Nati our holands and provide a lower levef violence for the afghans.so, if that were neces, then solutely. Reporter: You wouldn'eelsy about it? No, I think we wanto end this war. Repor but the Taliban get a Y, too, and back the prison tonight, thefirm no peace until the Americans leave.ian Pannell, ABC news, kabul, Afghanistan. Ian, thanks to you again tonight.

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