US has conceded too much to Taliban, says Afghan vice-president



With the US due to complete the withdrawal of another 2,500 troops from Afghanistan, the Afghan vice-president tells the BBC the US made a mistake in conceding too much to the Taliban. Amrullah Saleh says the American mission, which began 20 years ago, is not yet accomplished. Last year President Donald Trump made an peace deal with the Taliban and agreed to drastically reduce US troops. Mr Saleh says the pull-out risks more violence in the unstable country. The Afghan government has been battling the Taliban, a hard-line Islamic movement, as the group tries to tighten its grip on parts of the country. The current US presence in Afghanistan dates to 2001 when soldiers invaded...

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