Biden plans to pull out all US troops from Afghanistan by Sept 11

15th Apr, 2021

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US President Joe Biden would formally announce the pullout schedule on Wednesday. — AFP/File

WASHINGTON: All US troops will leave Afghanistan by Sept 11 and the withdrawal will start before May 1, a deadline set in the US-Taliban agreement signed last year, a senior administration official told reporters on Tuesday. “We will begin an orderly drawdown of the remaining forces before May 1 and plan to have all US troops out of the country before the 20th anniversary of 9/11,” the official said. The US still has some 2,500 troops in Afghanistan.

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