Mike Pompeo and Ashraf of Gayfoto: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AP
USA and terrorist group “Taliban” (banned in Russia) agreed to a truce that brought the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. It is reported Associated Press citing a senior source.
The official noted that the agreement on seven days of the “reduction in violence” will be followed by specific Grand peace negotiations. In addition, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Minister of defense mark Esper met with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the International security forum in Munich. Thus the United States came close to withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
On 9 February it was reported that at least five American soldiers were killed in the shelling in Afghanistan.
On 27 January it was reported that in the Afghan city of Ghazni, the plane crashed, which belonged to the Armed forces of the United States — at the crash site identified Bombardier E-11A BACN, which is used as the air communication unit of the mountainous landscape.
The responsibility for what happened took on the Taliban. The U.S. side acknowledged the loss of the aircraft, however the representative of command of U.S. Colonel Sonny Leggett denied the involvement of the Taliban to collapse. According to him, the cause of the accident is being investigated.
The Taliban was formed in 1994 in the midst of civil war in Afghanistan. In 1996-2001 the Taliban were in power in the country, and after the overthrow in 2001, began to conduct a guerrilla war with government troops and NATO forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Currently, the Taliban and the government are looking for ways to reach a political compromise.
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