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Trump for withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan by Christmas

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan by Christmas this year.Also read:“We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!”, Mr.Trump said in a tweet Wednesday night.on February 29 this year, the US reduced its force level to 8,600 and turned five bases over to its Afghan partners.This August, the president made a determination that the conditions in Afghanistan were sufficient to reduce the force presence to between 4,000 and 5,000 by November end.Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, David F Helvey, told lawmakers last month that Pentagon is making “prudent planning” to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by May next year.

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