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US and Taliban to sign deal paving way for troop pullout and peace talks

A seven-day ‘reduction of violence’ deal will begin on Friday night, Mike Pompeo said, leading to signing of a peace agreement

The US and Taliban are due to sign an agreement on 29 February that will lead to the withdrawal of thousands of US troops and the start of comprehensive peace talks between the Afghan government and the insurgents.

Afghanistan: airstrike kills eight after US hails breakthrough in Taliban talks

Victims believed to be civilians while Trump said on Thursday there was a ‘good chance’ of agreement on reduction of US troops

An airstrike in Afghanistan has killed at least eight people – all believed to be civilians, residents said – hours after the US announced a breakthrough in peace talks with the Taliban.

Donald Trump said on Thursday there was a “good chance” of reaching an agreement with the Taliban on a reduction of US troops in Afghanistan.

Deadly clash in Syria a vivid reminder of US troops' ill-defined mission

Since Trump abruptly ended his pact with the Kurds, the US presence in the country’s north-east has been stuck in a quagmire

American battle trucks stuck in the mud, besieged by angry Kurdish villagers, and the Russian army trying to mediate their escape. After more than five years fighting Isis in northern Syria, it wasn’t supposed to end like this.

Philippines' Duterte tells US he is scrapping troop agreement

President openly disapproves of military alliance and made decision after an ally’s visa was rescinded

Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, has given formal notice to the US of his decision to scrap a bilateral agreement covering visiting American troops, following through on repeated threats to downgrade the defence alliance.

More than 100 US troops suffered traumatic brain injury in Iran strike, military to report

  • TBI cases jump more than 50% from the 64 reported
  • Trump previously downplayed reports of brain injury

The US military is preparing to report a more than 50% jump in the number of cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) stemming from Iran’s missile attack on a base in Iraq last month, US officials told Reuters on Monday.