Britain will ‘drawdown’ troops from Afghanistan after Biden confirms pullout by 9/11 anniversary

16th Apr, 2021

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British forces entered Afghanistan in October 2001 (AFP/Getty)

Britain is to withdraw nearly all remaining troops from Afghanistan following plans for an American military exit, defence secretary Ben Wallace has confirmed. The US president, Joe Biden, announced on Wednesday that all of America's 2,500 troops will be withdrawn by 11 September – 20 years to the day after the attacks on US soil that led to the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.

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