US top envoy hints at conditional withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

US top envoy hints at conditional withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
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KABUL - US top envoy on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad hints at conditional withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

The U.S. envoy for Afghan peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has said withdrawal from Afghanistan will be condition-based.

Ambassador Khalilzad said in a Twitter post that the presence of the United States in Afghanistan is condition-based.

Furthermore, Ambassador Khalilzad said the United States is pursuing a peace agreement not a withdrawal agreement.

He also added that he has arrived in Doha and that U.S. is ready for a good agreement with Taliban.

According to Khalilzad, the Taliban are signaling they would like to conclude an agreement.

This comes as certain American media outlets had earlier reported that the United States is prepared to withdraw thousands of U.S. forces from Afghanistan if a peace deal is concluded with Taliban.

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