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Britain to pull out almost all its troops from Afghanistan

Britain to pull out almost all its troops from Afghanistan”

On Tuesday officials said it would come before September 11, 2021, and would be without conditions, despite mounting fears of a return to Taliban rule.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members have pledged to leave Afghanistan "together" as 750 British soldiers are set to leave the country along with American troops on September 11.

According to sources close to the Biden administration who have spoken to the U.S. media channels, the United States forces withdrawal from Afghanistan will be completed by 9/11, 2021 which will be officially announced by the Biden administration on Wednesday.

In Kabul, Afghan officials say they will continue peace talks in preparation for the withdrawal.

Biden is expected to make a formal announcement on the troop withdrawal on Wednesday.

Biden, in excerpts of a speech to the nation he plans later Wednesday, says the US can not continue to pour resources into an intractable war and expect different results.

"We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago". US forces will no longer be part of it, but that will likely make the fighting worse in the months to come, according to some analysts.

But the exit of all USA forces before September 11th will fundamentally shift the power dynamics at the negotiating table.

In a statement last month, it threatened to resume hostilities against foreign troops in Afghanistan if they did not meet the May 1 deadline. "That can not explain why we should remain there in 2021". But with just more than two weeks until that deadline, it is being pushed back again.

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"The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seeks the withdrawal of all foreign forces on the date specified in the Doha agreement", Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter. Negotiations between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban continue. "Foreign terrorists will not leave the United States alone simply because our politicians have grown exhausted of taking the fight to them".

An unnamed Afghan government official said the USA withdrawal plan was "irresponsible".

Abdullah Abdullah, head of the nation's High Council for National Reconciliation, said on Wednesday that the news of foreign troops withdrawing means "we need to find a way to co-exist", Reuters news agency reported.

The US is committed to rebuild transatlantic ties and revitalize the alliance within North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the country's secretary of state said on Tuesday.

Afghans across the country have told the BBC's Afghan service that they are alarmed by the news. "The key here is we're relying on the advice of our commanders to do it the right way, and it's not based on an arbitrary timeline", Crow said.

There are roughly 3,500 troops now serving in Afghanistan, according to The New York Times. That likely included some arm-twisting, as President Ghani has rejected Blinken's plan for an interim government, saying he is Afghanistan's democratically elected leader, not the Taliban.

"Otherwise Afghanistan may plunge into war, which will be disastrous not only for Afghanistan but the whole world". Germany has the second-largest force in Afghanistan, numbering over 1,000.

Some U.S. personnel will remain in the country, which the administration official said would be necessary to protect America's diplomatic presence in the country.



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