• publish: 25 April 2021
  • time: 3:22 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 17612
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US and NATO begin troop withdrawal from several bases in Afghanistan

Last week, the alliance announced that an orderly pullout from Afghanistan would begin by 1 May and is expected to be complete within a few months. The US aims to complete the withdrawal by 11 September.

The United States and NATO have begun withdrawing their troops from a number of bases in Afghanistan, Commander of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, Austin Scott Miller said at a press conference on Sunday. Miller added that the military will eventuall hand over all their bases to Afghan forces.

The announcement comes as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg revealed the bloc’s plans to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan by 1 May. The alliance intends to complete the withdrawal within several months.

US President Joe Biden, in turn, vowed to withdraw US troops by 11 September, on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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