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'Our goal is to bring peace' - US commits to troops leaving Afghanistan

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Interim government: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Interim government: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Interim government: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

A senior US government official, speaking after six days of US peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, said that Washington was committed to withdrawing foreign forces from Afghanistan to end more than 17 years of war.

The official, who declined to be identified, described "significant progress" in talks last week with the Taliban in Qatar about a foreign troop pullout, but more negotiations were needed on a ceasefire and its timing.


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