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Two More US Troops Die in Afghanistan in Deadliest Year Since 2014

2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan NATO 2 US service members killed in Afghanistan
Patty Aguilar | 22 August, 2019, 23:38

After the Doha talks, Khalilzad will need to lay the groundwork for peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government, which would come after any deal with Washington.

A Taliban member familiar with, but not part of, the talks that resumed in Qatar said USA envoy Zalmay Khalilzad also met one-on-one Wednesday with the Taliban's lead negotiator, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

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"Khalilzad will inform the top Afghan leaders about the peace deal and then finalise a declaration to end the war in Afghanistan", the USA official said on condition of anonymity.

The deaths bring the number of American military fatalities in Afghanistan this year to 14, exceeding the 2018 total.

The next day, two US service members were killed in action in the country, joining more than 2,400 USA service personnel who have died in the United States' longest war, which started with the 2001 US -led invasion to topple the Taliban. A Taliban spokesman said the commander of USA forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, was at the negotiations in Qatar on Thursday.

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Two American service members were killed in action Wednesday in Afghanistan, the NATO-led worldwide military coalition in Kabul said.

The U.S. and Taliban are now in negotiations to bring an end to 18 years of fighting.

The two sides have held discussions over a potential agreement on four key issues: a Taliban guarantee that it will not allow foreign militants to use Afghanistan as a launchpad to conduct attacks outside the country, the complete withdrawal of US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces, an intra-Afghan dialogue and a permanent ceasefire.

The troop pullout is a key Taliban demand.

President Donald Trump, a vocal critic of the Afghan war since before he was elected in 2016, is reportedly hoping to withdraw the majority of the 13,000 troops stationed there before the 2020 election. The Taliban does not respect the Afghan government, ' Trump said.

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