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US to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

By: Suraya Raiszada

KABUL: Amid escalating efforts for reduction of violence by the Taliban militants in Afghanistan, the United States has said that it would pull out its troops from Afghanistan.
The US would reduce the number of its troops from Afghanistan to 8,600 troops, after signing an agreement with the Taliban group representatives.
The US has little number of troops in Afghanistan but would further diminish it, said President Donald Trump. However it warned a serious reaction against the outfit if any of its troop was attacked, after signing peace agreement.
Likewise, the US has said that it would keep its intelligence officials in Afghanistan, as it wants to monitor the regional situation.
Trump has also said his country can end the longest US war in the country, but doesn’t to kill millions of people.
The assertions come after the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with commanders of the army corps, said that the US wanted to withdraw 4000 of its forces from Afghanistan, but the pullout cannot affect security situation in the country.
“The opportunity provided for peace is the result of the country’s security forces devotion and heroism and these forces are capable of controlling the threats,” President told the military corps commanders.
Meantime, military figures believe that political and regional realities of Afghanistan, require American forces presence, and that Afghanistan shouldn’t lose its international partners to may not once again remain isolated.
“Afghanistan should keep its relations strengthened with the international community so that they could have their political and military presence, as it could prevent foreign meddling in the internal affairs of the country,” said Hashemi a University lecturer.He said reduction of the US troops was not in the interest of Afghanistan, since Afghanistan has not reached its political, economic and social stability, the results of peace deal with the Taliban are unknown and democracy has not still applied,” he said. He said Afghanistan undeniably needed the international community’s presence to monitor the country’s national process of peace talks.
He urged for the temporary presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan so they cooperate with the country’s security and defense forces in the field of training and equipment.According to the US and the Taliban official declaration, the peace deal is expected to be signed on 29 of the current month in Doha the capital of the Arab country of Qatar.

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