US, Taliban negotiate 7-day reduction in violence: Pentagon

Ending almost two decades of violence in Afghanistan has been high on the agenda at a security conference in Munich.
Now, a provisional agreement between the US and the Taliban aims to reduce violence for one week.
Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports.

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In This Story: Afghanistan

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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