US Withdraws Thousands Of Troops From Afghanistan

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Read: 438     13:00     15 July 2020    

The United States has withdrawn thousands of military personnel from Afghanistan, honouring a peace agreement with the Taliban.


The departure of American troops from the country, which was first pledged last year, means the US has reduced its presence in Afghanistan to 8,600 personnel, withdrawing from five bases.

The Pentagon's chief spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said the bases which had been used by the US have now been transferred to Afghan forces.
"US military presence in Afghanistan remains focused on capabilities, not numbers," Mr Hoffman said in a statement.

"We maintain the capabilities and authorities necessary to protect ourselves, our allies and partners, and US national interests.

"We will continue to execute our counterterrorism mission while simultaneously supporting the 38-nation NATO Resolute Support Train, Advise, Assist mission and Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) as they work to secure peace in the country."

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US Withdraws Thousands Of Troops From Afghanistan

2020/07/1594804298.jpg
Read: 439     13:00     15 July 2020    

The United States has withdrawn thousands of military personnel from Afghanistan, honouring a peace agreement with the Taliban.


The departure of American troops from the country, which was first pledged last year, means the US has reduced its presence in Afghanistan to 8,600 personnel, withdrawing from five bases.

The Pentagon's chief spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said the bases which had been used by the US have now been transferred to Afghan forces.
"US military presence in Afghanistan remains focused on capabilities, not numbers," Mr Hoffman said in a statement.

"We maintain the capabilities and authorities necessary to protect ourselves, our allies and partners, and US national interests.

"We will continue to execute our counterterrorism mission while simultaneously supporting the 38-nation NATO Resolute Support Train, Advise, Assist mission and Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) as they work to secure peace in the country."

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