January 31, 2019 / 5:37 PM / 22 days ago

Trump - Will bring U.S. troops home if Afghanistan peace deal

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump announces a deal to end the partial government shutdown as he speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would bring American troops home if a peace deal was reached to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan.

The United States and the Taliban have sketched the outlines for an eventual peace accord, a U.S. special envoy said on Monday, but there was no sign the insurgent group had accepted key U.S. demands.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Doina Chiacu

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