KABUL, Afghanistan

The U.S. would reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan to 8,600 within 135 days in line with an agreement signed with the Taliban on Saturday, said a joint declaration inked between the U.S. and Afghanistan.

According to the joint declaration made public by the Afghan Ministry of Peace Affairs, the two countries have expressed commitment to “working together to reach a comprehensive and sustainable peace agreement that ends the war in Afghanistan.”

The declaration said the peace agreement signed between the U.S. and Taliban in Doha, Qatar included “guarantees to prevent the use of Afghan soil by

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