MONITORING (SW) – A well-placed source told Salam Watandar the proposed peace deal between the U.S. and Taliban is likely to be inked during the Eid holidays.
The source that did not wish to be named told SW that the draft agreement has been shared with the Afghan government. In line with this deal, up to 5,000 U.S. troops are going to leave Afghanistan in the first four and a half months under the agreement.
The agreement says the Taliban will not attack the U.S. troops in this while. The agreement also calls on the Afghan government to release 5,000 to 10,000 Taliban prisoners within two weeks, the source said.
Although, the agreement calls on the Taliban to cut ties with al-Qaeda, the group has not said anything about its relationship with Daesh, the source added. According to the sources, the agreement referred to the Taliban as the Islamic Emirate.
The presidency and the Taliban have so far not commented on this.