Afghanistan Peace Talks – level 2

01-01-2020 07:00

The Taliban’s leaders agreed to stop fighting for a week to work out a peace deal with the US.

This deal would end the war in Afghanistan, which started 18 years ago. As a condition, the US wants Afghanistan to promise that it will not support any terrorist groups in the future.

Peace talks between the US and the Taliban lasted over one year, and as a result, over 5,000 US soldiers left Afghanistan. The situation became complicated again after a bombing in Kabul, which killed 10 Afghan people and one US soldier.

The US president, Donald Trump, wants to reduce the number of US soldiers in Afghanistan from around 12,000 to 8,600. He said that the US soldiers must stay in Afghanistan until the end of the war.

Difficult words: condition (a situation that must exist before something else can happen), support (to help), reduce (to make smaller in number).

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