Sources in the militant group said Sunday their ruling council agreed to a short break in hostilities to give Washington a chance to withdraw from Afghanistan. It's expected that Taliban leader will agree to the provision, which is a step toward bringing 12,000 U.S. service members home and ending America's longest war after 18 years.
What other issues remain? American officials have demanded that Afghanistan not be used as a base for terrorist groups and that the Afghan government — so far sidelined in the Qatar talks — be included in final negotiations.
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