Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 5 July 2020

Beyond the Headlines: Will the new Taliban deal bring peace in Afghanistan?

At least 100,000 Afghans have been killed or wounded in the last ten years of the war, and at least 3,500 American and Nato coalition troops have lost their lives since the US invasion

The United States has just signed a deal with the Taliban that it hopes will end nearly two decades of fighting in Afghanistan.

The US government has spent $2 trillion on the conflict. At least 100,000 Afghans have been killed or wounded in the last ten years of the war. At least 3,500 American and Nato coalition troops have lost their lives since the US invasion.

To understand how long the United States has been in Afghanistan, consider this: the youngest American troops being sent to Afghanistan in the last year were born after the 9/11 attacks.

Many of the Taliban fighters they are battling don’t know a time before the US invasion.

In this week’s Beyond the Headlines, we ask if the new deal with the Taliban can bring peace to the country?

Updated: March 3, 2020 03:47 PM

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