Official: U.S. Committed To Foreign Forces Withdrawing From Afghanistan

The U.S. is reportedly committed to withdrawing foreign forces from Afghanistan, according to a senior American official.

The official made the remarks Monday, and suggested talks with the Taliban last week in Qatar went very well.

The official went on to clarify the U.S. does not want to remain in Afghanistan indefinitely, but it does want to bring peace to a post-war environment.

Foreign forces would only be able to leave the nation if there was a ceasefire, according to the same official.

The Taliban controls nearly half the country and has said it wants foreign forces out before it will allow a ceasefire.

The United States invaded Afghanistan back in 2001 and has been training Afghan forces throughout the 17-year war.

The next round of talks with the Taliban are set to take place February 25.

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