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U.S. withdraws 30-40% of its troops from Afghanistan

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Department of Defense evacuated from Afghanistan about 300 C-17 loads of material and passed to the Defense Logistics Agency about 13,000 units of equipment for disposition
15:51, 2 June 2021

Reuters

The process of the withdrawal of the American troops from Afghanistan is completed by 30-40% as the U.S. Central Command reported.

“We anticipate additional transfers of bases and military assets in the future which will support the ANDSF/GIRoA as they work to stabilize and defend their nation,” the message said.

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U.S. Central Command noted that after the decision of the president, the Department of Defense evacuated from Afghanistan about 300 C-17 loads of material and passed to the Defense Logistics Agency about 13,000 units of equipment for disposition. Besides, the U.S. has officially passed six facilities to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

As we reported, the final phase of ending America's "forever war" in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began Saturday, with the withdrawal of the last U.S. and NATO troops by the end of summer.

Related: Eternal War: Is Afghanistan ready to say goodbye to American military?

President Joe Biden had set May 1 as the official start of the withdrawal of the remaining forces - about 2,500-3,500 U.S. troops and about 7,000 NATO soldiers.

 

 

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