U.S. forces have reportedly reached a "truce talk" with the Taliban, an agreement that could lead to the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan in as little as a year and a half.
The truce, according to an anonymous U.S. official who spoke to media, involves a seven-day winding-down of hostilities between U.S. and Taliban soldiers, followed by peace talks between the Pentagon and the Afghanistan military and government representatives. The Taliban has agreed to halt roadside and suicide bombings during this time, as well as cease all rocket attacks.
The initiation of peace talks could begin as early as the end of this month. The conclusion of those talks could see a gradual withdrawal of troops from the region over a period of 18 months.
? The peace talks had actually been scheduled for late last year, but President Trump cancelled them after a Taliban attack left two American soldiers dead.