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Report: US And Taliban Reach Truce Agreement

Report: US And Taliban Reach Truce Agreement
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul, Afghanistan on June 25, 2019

A senior U.S. official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan.

The official said the agreement for a seven-day “reduction in violence” to be followed by the start of all-Afghan peace talks within 10 days is “very specific” and covers the entire country, including Afghan government forces. There were indications a formal announcement could come as early as the weekend…

To read more visit Associated Press.

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2fred February 14, 2020 at 2:20 pm

Or we could return to bombing them senseless for another 6 months… waiting for some regional Taliban commander to flex his ego and attack… Spring is coming!

Vincent Jay February 16, 2020 at 8:14 am

This brings to mind the Paris “Peace” talks with the north Vietnamese. The communists promised to not attempt to invade the south ever again. As the last American troop got on the airplane to fly away, the north attacked again. There’s no doubt in my mind that this is what the Taliban intend to do.


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