Acknowledging a military stalemate after nearly two decades of conflict, the United States on Saturday signed a peace agreement with the Taliban that is aimed at ending America’s longest war and bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan more than 18 years after they invaded in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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“We think we’ll be successful in the end,” President Trump told reporters at the White House. “I'm going to be personally meeting with Taliban leaders in the not too distant future. We'll be very much hoping that they will be doing what they say they're going to be doing - they will be killing terrorists,” he added. “It's time after all these years to bring our people back home.”
President Trump gave his remarks on the peace agreement at the opening of a press conference about the coronavirus. Watch below.
BREAKING: The US and Taliban have signed a historic peace deal, in which the US has agreed to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan within 14 months.— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 29, 2020
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Ever US soldier will leave Afghanistan within the next 14 months if the Taliban holds up its end of new peace deal signed today:https://t.co/6NC0AFJ3Lv— Anders Hagstrom (@Hagstrom_Anders) February 29, 2020