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Pompeo Says U.S. Hoping for a Peace Deal and Ready to Pull Out Troops in Afghanistan

HeadlineJun 26, 2019

The U.S. military reported two U.S. soldiers were killed in eastern Afghanistan today, one day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Kabul. Pompeo said the U.S. is prepared to withdraw its approximately 14,000 troops from Afghanistan, but says there is no timeline for such a move, and said the U.S. hoped for a peace deal by September 1, ahead of upcoming presidential elections in Afghanistan. Pompeo’s visit came days before a new round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban. The talks have not included the Afghan government, with which the Taliban refuses to negotiate.

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