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US intel says Taliban won’t honor agreement with US, even as Trump says they ‘really want to make a deal’
The Taliban "have no intention of abiding by their agreement," a US official with knowledge of the intelligence said to NBC News.
The US launched a new airstrike against the Taliban one day Trump held a ‘very good talk’ with the terrorist group
The US military said the attack was "defensive," and was launched to counter a Taliban assault against US-backed Afghan forces.
Trump says he had a ‘very good talk’ with Taliban over the phone, despite ongoing violence in Afghanistan
"It is a pleasure to talk to you," Trump said, according to the Taliban. "You are a tough people and have a great country."
The Taliban says it’s going to resume fighting Afghan security forces, throwing another wrench into US plans for peace
Two days after signing a deal with the US, the Taliban said it would launch an offensive.
"Today, they'll start immediately," President Donald Trump said of US plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.
The conditional agreement would see the US withdraw all troops from Afghanistan as long as the Taliban lives up to its end of the bargain.
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"I am convinced that the killing ... must stop," wrote a Taliban leader who did not denounce al-Qaeda in his NYT op-ed.
"The welfare and safety of US citizens abroad is one of the highest priorities of the Department of State," a State Department official told Insider.
The Taliban said it downed the plane and all aboard were killed, but the Air Force chief of staff said on Monday that the crew's status was unknown.