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Hopes of US troops' exit from Afghanistan dashed
« on: August 13, 2019, 06:28:41 AM »
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Hopes of US troops' exit from Afghanistan dashed
Robert Birsel and Jibran Ahmed

Kabul: Talks on a pact that would allow the United States to end its longest war and withdraw troops from Afghanistan have ended without agreement and both sides saying they would consult their leaders on the next steps.

Held in Qatar since late last year, the talks have brought hopes for a deal allowing US troops to leave in exchange for a Taliban promise that Afghanistan will not be used by Islamist militants as a base from which to plot attacks abroad.

But the US is also pushing for Taliban agreement on two other, more far-reaching elements: power-sharing talks with Afghanistan's US-backed government and a ceasefire.

Read more at: https://www.smh.com.au/world/middle-east/hopes-of-us-troops-exit-from-afghanistan-dashed-20190813-p52gm4.html


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