Kabul: Joe Biden has called for an end to two decades of military intervention to complete the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. The decision was made to withdraw all troops by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. An official announcement will be made on Wednesday.
There are currently 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. There are 7,000 other foreign troops. With the withdrawal of the United States, NATO allies may withdraw troops. The new withdrawal will begin on May 1. This is based on the agreement reached by the Trump administration with the Taliban last year. Once the withdrawal is complete, only the US embassy in Afghanistan will be guarded by security forces.
It is estimated that during the U.S. military presence, which began with the September 11, 2001 attacks, eight million soldiers served alternately. 2,300 people have been killed. 20,000 people were injured.
At the same time, half a million Afghan civilians were killed during the same period.
The Taliban has made it clear that it will not participate in the next day’s talks in Turkey on U.S. operations aimed at lasting peace in Afghanistan without the full withdrawal of foreign troops.