US-Taliban peace Draft deal finalized: Sources
Reporter: Firdous Rasouli
Sources for Ariana News have said the draft peace agreement between the US and the Taliban has been finalized. Talks in Qatar’s ninth round of peace talks have agreed that foreign troops should leave Afghanistan, and the United States will pledge to the Taliban that the group will never again cooperate with al-Qaeda and fear terror in the region. Fight insecure.
The peace deal between the two sides is expected to be signed today, August 28, 2019.
The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad is also expected to visit Kabul on Wednesday to share the details of the agreement with the Afghan leaders.
It comes as the U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said that there is no timeline for U.S. forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Speaking at a press conference on the sideline of the G7 Summit in France, referring to the negotiations between the U.S. and Taliban negotiators, Trump said that he is no in a rush.
“We’re there, we’re really a peacekeeping force more than anything else, frankly. We could win that war in a very short period of time, but I’m not looking to kill 10 million people, Okay?” he said.
The U.S. has lost more than 2,400 soldiers in its longest war, in Afghanistan since the Taliban regime collapsed in 2001, and has spent more than $900 billion on everything from military operations to the construction of roads, bridges and power plants.