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U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal to be Signed End of Feb., Militant Group Says

Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition advisers board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in southern Afghanistan in 2019.

Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition advisers board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in southern Afghanistan in 2019.

Source: U.S. Army

The U.S. and Taliban will sign a peace deal at the end of February, more than a year after negotiations started, paving the way for broader talks between the Afghan government and the militant group on the country’s post-war future.

The peace agreement will be signed during a ceremony in Doha, Qatar, where the Taliban has a political office, according to the group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed, as well as deputy head of its political office Abdul Salam Hanafi. Mujahed was reached via Whatsapp on Monday.