Trump says all US troops in Afghanistan should be home by Christmas

Trump says all US troops in Afghanistan should be home by Christmas

Washington (UNA-OIC) – US President Donald Trump announced via tweet on Wednesday night that all remaining American troops serving in Afghanistan should be withdrawn by Christmas.

On February 29, the Trump administration reached an agreement with the Taliban to pull out all the US troops from Afghanistan by mid-2021, while the Taliban committed to engaging in peace negotiations with the Afghan government.

Trump has already reduced US forces in Afghanistan to around 8,600 and the Taliban has stood by promises not to attack Western troops – even as the militants continue their bloody campaign against government forces.

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