Round of U.S.-Taliban talks ends with progress on draft peace deal: Taliban officials
Details provided by the sources to Reuters include apparent concessions from both sides, with foreign forces to be withdrawn from the country in 18 months from the future signing of the deal.
It is unclear whether a joint statement will be issued, or whether the provisions have been fully accepted by the U.S. side. U.S. embassy officials in Kabul were not available to comment.
The Taliban says that they will finalize a timeline for a ceasefire in Afghanistan but will only open talks with Afghan representatives once the ceasefire is implemented.
Other clauses include a deal over the exchange and release of prisoners from the warring sides, the removal of an international travel ban on several Taliban leaders by the United States and the prospect of an interim Afghan government after the ceasefire is struck, the Taliban sources said.
Reporting by Jibran Ahmad in Peshawar, Abdul Qadir Sediqi, Rupam Jain in Kabul, Writing by Greg Torode, Editing by William Maclean