MEHWAR: Will US Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan
The Trump administration is reportedly planning to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan in a new deal negotiated with the Taliban Thursday, US news agencies reported.
The Washington Post reported that the number of US troops in Afghanistan would be reduced to between 8,000 and 9,000 from the current 14,000, citing US officials.
In exchange, the Taliban would reportedly have to begin negotiating a peace deal with the Afghan government; the deal would also involve a cease-fire and a Taliban renunciation of al Qaeda.
In this program, host Yaser Abrar discusses the topic with Ahmadullah Alizai, a former advisor to President Ghani.