In this October 31, 2018, photo, Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers carry out an exercise during a live firing at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Trump administration claims of progress in talks with the Taliban have sparked fears even among allies of the president that his impatience with the war in Afghanistan will lead him to withdraw troops too soon, leaving the country at risk of returning to the same volatile condition that prompted the invasion in the first place. Photo: AP Photo

Donald Trump is ‘serious’ about Afghan withdrawal, Taliban says

  • Spokesman says talks with the US are ‘on the right path’ in push to end 17-year conflict
Topic |   Afghanistan

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In this October 31, 2018, photo, Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers carry out an exercise during a live firing at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Trump administration claims of progress in talks with the Taliban have sparked fears even among allies of the president that his impatience with the war in Afghanistan will lead him to withdraw troops too soon, leaving the country at risk of returning to the same volatile condition that prompted the invasion in the first place. Photo: AP Photo
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, left, wrote the amendment that would oppose withdrawal of US troops from Syria and Afghanistan as US President Donald Trump has proposed. Photo: Bloomberg

US Senate rebukes Donald Trump on troop withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan

  • The vote is the latest indication of deepening cracks between the Republican Senate and Trump on foreign policy matters
  • Trump has argued that Islamic State had been defeated even though his intelligence chiefs disagree
Topic |   US Politics

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, left, wrote the amendment that would oppose withdrawal of US troops from Syria and Afghanistan as US President Donald Trump has proposed. Photo: Bloomberg
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