US-Taliban peace deal to be signed end of February, militant group says

Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, speaks on the second day of the 56th Munich Security Conference on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Munich. (Sven Hoppe/dpa/Abaca Press/TNS)

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. and Taliban will sign a peace deal at the end of February, more than a year after negotiations started, paving the way for broader talks between the Afghan government and the militant group on the country’s post-war future.