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Airstrike Kills 8 Civilians in Afghanistan as U.S., Afghan Officials Say Peace Deal with Taliban Imminent

HeadlineFeb 17, 2020

In Afghanistan, an airstrike killed at least eight civilians, including a child, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, according to local reports. The latest civilian deaths came as the U.S. declared a seven-day partial truce with the Taliban and President Trump said there was a “good chance” of reaching an agreement with the Taliban to reduce the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan. At the Munich Security Conference this weekend, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said a peace deal could come within days.

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