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Peace Deal With Taliban Cancelled: Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump stated he has cancelled a peace cope with the Taliban.

In a sequence of tweets, Trump stated he had been set to fulfill senior Taliban leaders at Camp David on Sunday.

Nevertheless, he cancelled the assembly and referred to as off negotiations after the group admitted to an assault in Kabul that killed a US soldier, the BBC reported on Saturday.

US negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad had introduced a peace deal “in principle” with the Taliban on Monday.
As a part of the proposed deal, the US would withdraw 5,400 troops from Afghanistan inside 20 weeks. Nevertheless, Khalilzad stated remaining approval nonetheless rested with Trump.

The US at the moment has about 14,000 troops within the nation.

On Thursday, a Kabul automobile bomb, claimed by the Taliban killed 12 individuals, President Trump stated, together with a US soldier.
A Romanian soldier serving with the Nato-led mission within the nation was additionally killed.

The assault highlights fears that US negotiations with the Taliban gained’t finish the every day violence in Afghanistan and its toll on civilians.
The militants now management extra territory than at any time because the 2001 US invasion and have to this point refused to speak to the Afghan authorities, whom they deride as American puppets.

There have already been 9 rounds of peace talks between the US and Taliban representatives, held within the Gulf state of Qatar.
In alternate for the US troop withdrawal, the Taliban would be certain that Afghanistan would by no means once more be used as a base for militant teams looking for to assault the US and its allies.

Some in Afghanistan worry {that a} deal might see hard-won rights and freedoms eroded. The militants enforced strict non secular legal guidelines and handled ladies brutally throughout their rule from 1996 to 2001.

Practically 3,500 members of the worldwide coalition forces have died in Afghanistan because the 2001 invasion, greater than 2,300 of them American.

The figures for Afghan civilians, militants and authorities forces are harder to quantify. In a February 2019 report, the UN stated that greater than 32,000 civilians had died.

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