US and Taliban announce agreement

The deals including a seven-day “reduction in violence,” the first step in bringing home U.S. troops.
1:02 | 02/15/20

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What could be a new deal and Afghanistan tonight the US and the Taliban announcing they have reached a tentative agreement for a seven day. Of reduction in violence is what they're calling it a very preliminary step. But one that could eventually affect US troop levels in Afghanistan America's longest war. So let's get right to ABC's chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz Martha unite people bend of the region military leaders have told us that deal with the Taliban was a crucial first step. So holiday measure the so called. Reduction in violence. David here's how it's supposed to work there will be this seven day reduction in violence don't know how it's measured but it's a sort of modified truce if that is successful the US and Taliban could sign a peace deal that would lead to troop withdrawal. We have more than 121000 troops there now but already this year seven Americans have died more than 2300. Since the war began. But there is hope tonight David. That a significant. Number of American troops could eventually be returning home David all right Martha Raddatz with us we will stay on this of course thank you mark that.

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