Isil is already sending 'advance guards' to Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani warns - Telegraph:
The Taliban warned that the decision to slow down the withdrawal would only hamper peace its negotiations with the government in Kabul and prolong the fighting in Afghanistan.
"This damages all the prospects for peace. This means the war will go on until they are defeated," a Taliban spokesman told Agence France Presse.
The Taliban has publicly insisted that it will not negotiate while foreign troops are still in the country but dialogue is taking place through private channels.