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Trump: I spoke to Taliban leader before troop withdrawal

The United States former President Donald Trump said on Saturday that before making the decision of withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan, he spoke on the phone with the leader of the Taliban movement to make a deal.

According to Trump, the deal was that after American troops left, the Taliban would not exercise any violence towards the US or act "beyond what's normal" within Afghanistan itself. If otherwise, the US army would return and fight the Taliban harder than any nation ever did.

The Taliban leader allegedly understood the terms and agreed to them. Trump's statement comes shortly after the US military struck a number of Taliban positions amid the withdrawal campaign.

Breaking the News / LH