A top US commander has said that the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan has begun. With this, the long war of almost 20 years is going to end in the country.
The head of the US-led coalition in Afghanistan, General Austin Scott Miller, made the remarks at a news conference at the US military headquarters in Kabul on Sunday. News The New York Times and Al Jazeera.
Scott Miller, who has been in charge of US military headquarters in Kabul since 2018, said: “All of our troops are now preparing to return. The official notification date will be May 1. We have already taken action. ”
Scott Miller said, “We will withdraw troops from Afghanistan in an orderly manner. This means handing over various military installations and related equipment to the Afghan security forces.
US President Joe Biden has announced that all US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11. About two weeks after his announcement, General Miller announced that the withdrawal process had begun.
The United States launched a military operation in Afghanistan in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. Within 20 years of the long war, all US troops are being withdrawn from Afghanistan.
There are about 2,500 US troops and about 7,000 NATO and Allied troops in Afghanistan. Along with the US troops, these troops are also scheduled to leave Afghanistan.