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US and Taliban sign historic peace deal to end 18-year war

America’s longest war finally has an end in sight.

The US and the Taliban signed a peace deal Saturday that could see all American troops withdrawn from Afghanistan by May 2021, ending the conflict that began less than a month after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

President George W. Bush launched the invasion in pursuit of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, who was sheltered in Afghanistan’s mountains by the Taliban, a militant Islamist group.

Over the years, as the US helped to train Afghanistan’s military and build up the civilian government, the fighting left 2,309 US troops dead and 20,660 injured ?— and cost more than $2 trillion.

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