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US, Taliban reach truce agreement in Afghanistan - report

A senior United States official said on Friday that the Taliban reached a truce agreement with the US, adding that the deal which should go into effect "very soon" could lead to the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.

Speaking to CNBC, the official said the "seven-day violence reduction" agreement will be followed by comprehensive Afghanistan peace talks within the next 10 days.

Earlier in the day, The US revealed it established a reduction of violence in Afghanistan to achieve a peace deal with the Taliban, shortly after President Donald Trump announced his country is "very close" to achieving the truce deal.

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