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  • Afghanistan: airstrike kills eight after US hails breakthrough in Taliban talks

    Victims believed to be civilians while Trump said on Thursday there was a ‘good chance’ of agreement on reduction of US troops An airstrike in Afghanistan has killed at least eight people – all believed to be civilians, residents said – hours after the US announced a breakthrough in peace talks with the Taliban. Donald Trump said on Thursday there was a “good chance” of reaching an agreement with the Taliban on a reduction of US troops in Afghanistan. Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • US-Taliban talks: A prelude to all-encompassing Afghan deal?

    All the signs emerging from a top defence conference are that the US's longest war could be coming to an end.

    BBC News
  • US and Taliban agree to truce, way forward in Afghanistan

    MUNICH (AP) " The United States and the Taliban have agreed to a temporary truce that, if successful, would open the way for a deal that would bring American troops home from Afghanistan and end 18 years of war.The peace deal would call for negotiations between Afghans on both sides of the conflict to start next month, an eventual countrywide cease-fire and a commitment from the Taliban not to harbor terrorist groups like al Qaida, while setting a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. [

    The Palm Beach Post
  • US and Taliban agree to truce, way forward in Afghanistan

    The United States and the Taliban have agreed to a temporary truce that, if successful, would open the way for a deal that would bring American troops home from Afghanistan and end 18 years of war

    Washington Post
  • US citizen from Illinois kidnapped by Taliban group in Afghanistan

    A US government contractor from Illinois was kidnapped last Friday in Afghanistan by Taliban-affiliated militants, a report said. Mark Frerichs, a civil engineer who routinely travels to conflict zones to consult on logistical contracts, was abducted in Khost, a province near the Pakistan border, according to Newsweek, citing US officials who spoke anonymously. It’s unclear

    New York Post
  • US steps up deadly airstrikes, during Taliban peace talks

    Washington's peace envoy has traveled to Pakistan to boost regional support for reducing violence in Afghanistan ahead of a final deal to end America's longest war

    ABC News
  • US steps up deadly airstrikes, during Taliban peace talks

    ISLAMABAD (AP) - Washington's peace envoy has traveled to Pakistan to boost regional support for reducing violence in Afghanistan ahead of a final deal to end America's longest war, even as new U.S. air force statistics show the United States dropped more bombs on Afghanistan last year than any year

    The Washington Times