The US Central Command (Centcom) announced Tuesday that more than 90 percent of US forces have withdrawn from Afghanistan.
According to the information, 984 shipments of aircraft were transferred from Afghanistan to Afghanistan as part of the “organized and responsible” withdrawal. Seven bases have been officially handed over to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.
NATO and US forces left Bagram air base, 50 kilometers north of the Afghan capital, Kabul, last week, which served as the headquarters for foreign forces in the conflict-affected country.
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US President Joe Biden promised that US forces would leave Afghanistan by 9/11. Recently, however, there have been signs that the team’s withdrawal may end much sooner. For example, White House spokesman Jen Psaki spoke last week about the possibility of withdrawing US troops by the end of August.
Observers fear the return of the extremist Islamic Taliban movement to power after the withdrawal of international forces. Radicals are advancing in several parts of the country. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Defense in Kabul announced a counter-offensive in northern Afghanistan, where several districts have already fallen into the hands of the Taliban.