US Official Says Truce Deal Reached With Taliban That Could Lead To American Troop Withdrawals From Afghanistan

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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, Afghan Taliban fighters listen to Mullah Mohammed Rasool, the newly-elected leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban, in Farah province, Afghanistan. Afghanistan may not be ready for peace unless it formulates a strategy for re-integration of Taliban fighters into society, combating corruption and reining in the country’s runaway narcotics problem, a U.S. watchdog said Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – 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 forces.

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    • Glad we agree the Iraq invasion was a mess. Whats worse, under Obama and Hillary we continued with this thoery that muslims can run a democracy. We meddled into Egypt, Lybia & syrian affairs encouraging botched up arab springs. Only chaos ensued.

  1. Withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq now; it is not worth the loss of any more American troops. Seven thousand dead and 80,000 wounded is enough. If those savages want to go on killing each other, let them. The Russians got their tuchas’ beaten there from 1979-1989, and they were wise enough to have withdrawn. It makes zero sense, after almost twenty years to keep troops in both countries, as nothing has been achieved. The Taliban is as active as it always was in Afghanistan. In Iraq, there is total chaos, and mass government corruption. I remember Bush #43 and his crew kept stating “Wait until they hold elections and establish a democratic government”. Unfortunately, in that part of the world, those savages don’t know what democracy means, and need a strong dictator to rule over them.

    • That would be the same ISIL which Obama dismissed as “the JV squad” and ignored as they were becoming powerful, and which was smashed only after 2017, when Obama was out of office? That one? Looks like you have your facts 100% backwards.

      (As for “no Republican had the courage to do,” that’s a lie in another way: they didn’t yet exist when the last Republican president, G.W. Bush, was in office. Did you expect him to time-travel?)

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