‘Trump admin to announce withdrawal of 4,000 troops from Afghanistan’

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‘Trump admin to announce withdrawal of 4,000 troops from Afghanistan’

Washington DC (Web Desk): The Trump administration will announce as early as this week plans to withdraw around 4,000 troops from Afghanistan, US media reported.


Talks between the United States and the Taliban resumed a week ago as the parties sought a path to reduce violence or even reach a ceasefire.

They were paused by Washington on Thursday, however, after an attack by the militant group near a key US air base north of Kabul that left two civilians dead and dozens injured.

NBC on Saturday cited three current and former US officials as saying the Trump administration intends to announce the draw down of 4,000 troops from Afghanistan.

Two of those said some of the troops would be redeploying early, while others would not be replaced when they end their term.

CNN cited one official in the Trump administration as saying the announcement on a draw down could happen this week, but that the “timing remains in flux”.