Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan

Posted on AllSides December 29th, 2019
From The Center

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban said Sunday they have agreed to a temporary cease-fire nationwide. It provides a window during which a peace agreement with the United States could be signed.

A peace deal would allow Washington to bring home its troops from Afghanistan and end its 18-year military engagement there, America’s longest. The U.S. wants any deal to include a promise from the Taliban that Afghanistan would not used as a base by terrorist groups. The U.S. currently has an estimated 12,000 troops in Afghanistan.

Read full story

Associated Press

AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center
AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center
106679/84294
See full bias rating for Associated Press
Learn about media bias
https://apnews.com/caa4c5aaf88e982ed0cdb4e132b0d89c

More News about World from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right