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Official says US, Taliban reach Afghanistan truce agreement

Official says US, Taliban reach Afghanistan truce agreement Photo: WDIO/MGN

MATTHEW LEE and KATHY GANNON Associated Press
Created: February 14, 2020 02:45 PM

MUNICH (AP) - A senior U.S. official says the United States and the Taliban have reached agreement on a temporary truce that will take effect in the coming days. If successfully completed, it will lead to a formal cease-fire, the start of peace negotiations between all Afghan sides next month and the ultimate withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.

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The official says the agreement for a seven-day “reduction in violence” 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.
 

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MATTHEW LEE and KATHY GANNON Associated Press

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