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Taliban's 'reduction of violence' deal to start tonight, US official says

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The peace agreement, to be signed on Feb. 29, will pave the way for a withdrawal of U.S. troops and intra-Afghan negotiations.
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U.S., Afghanistan And Taliban Announce 7-Day 'Reduction In Violence'

U.S., Afghanistan And Taliban Announce 7-Day 'Reduction In Violence'

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The quasi cease-fire was hammered out during protracted negotiations in Qatar that began in 2018 and could ultimately lead to a significant reduction in U.S. troops in Afghanistan. (Image credit: KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images)
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7-day ‘Reduction of Violence' Deal Promised by Taliban to Begin Friday Night: State Department Official

7-day ‘Reduction of Violence' Deal Promised by Taliban to Begin Friday Night: State Department Official

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The seven-day “reduction of violence” deal promised by the Taliban will begin on Friday night, a senior U.S. State Department official said, without specifying the exact time. That will start the countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States at the end of the month.
That peace agreement, to be signed in Doha, Qatar, on Feb. 29, will pave the way for a withdrawal of U.S. troops and intra- Afghan negotiations. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the peace agreement will also lead to an eventual permanent cease-fire.
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Pompeo announces 'understanding' between U.S. and Taliban

Pompeo announces 'understanding' between U.S. and Taliban

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U.S. officials and the Taliban have reached an “understanding” that could result in a “reduction in violence” in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday, paving the way for an agreement later this month that would bring to an end America's longest war.
“After decades of conflict, we have come to an understanding with the Taliban on a significant reduction in violence across Afghanistan,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter, describing the latest development as “an important step on a long road to peace,” and calling on Afghans “to seize this opportunity.”
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US official: 7-day 'reduction of violence' promised by Taliban starts tonight; US-Taliban deal to be signed Feb. 29

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US: Taliban's 'reduction of violence' deal to start tonight

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A senior U.S. State Department official says the seven-day “reduction of violence" deal promised by the Taliban will begin “tonight," without specifying the exact time
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