Taliban agrees to ‘reduction in violence’ across Afghanistan

If the agreement with the U.S. holds, it could pave the way for a deal that would result in U.S. troops coming home.
1:05 | 02/22/20

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Next, news that could affect thousand of U.S. Troops a possible first step toward ending America's longest war. The Taliban agreed to a seven-day reduction in violence started tonight in Afghanistan and it could pave the way to a deal that could see significant numbers of U.S. Troops coming home. Let's get to Martha Raddatz on this. Authorities are hopeful but very cautious about all this tonight. Reporter: They are, David. While this is not a -- no roadside bombs, no rockets no suicide bombs and if those conditions are met, the Taliban and the U.S. Will sign a peace agreement in Qatar on February 29th, and a phased withdrawal from American troops would begin. Judging on what president trump said public will I, the troop numbers could initially be reduced from around 13,000 now in Afghanistan to 8,600, but no official number has been given and critics worry the Taliban has no incentive to abide by the deal. Martha, thank you. Next tonight a chilling new look into the deadly gun battle

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