US troops to leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, White House says – Middle East – Stripes

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Biden administration has decided that all U.S. forces will leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack that started America’s longest war, a senior administration official said Tuesday.  The announcement, which will be made officially on Wednesday, means the U.S. will leave thousands of troops in the country beyond a May 1 deadline for withdrawal that former President Donald Trump negotiated with the Taliban last year.  The withdrawal of at least 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will begin before May 1 and may end prior to September, the senior administration official said on condition of anonymity.

Source: US troops to leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, White House says – Middle East – Stripes

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