Skip to content

The United States confirm the withdrawal of its troops from five military bases in Afghanistan

July 14, 2020

The United States confirmed Tuesday that its troops had withdrawn from five military bases in Afghanistan, as part of the historic peace agreement signed with the Taliban on February 29, and added that NATO has reduced its deployment “in proportional numbers.” .

“We have reached day 135, an important milestone in the implementation of the US-Taliban agreement,” said US Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, who emphasized that Washington “has been working hard to complete the first phase of their obligations under the agreement. “

He stressed that this included “reducing the armed forces and withdrawing five bases” and added that “great progress has been made, though slowly,” in the release of prisoners, one of the main obstacles to the launch of direct peace talks between the Afghan government and the insurgents.

The United States confirm the withdrawal of its troops from five military bases in AfghanistanThe United States confirm the withdrawal of its troops from five military bases in Afghanistan

Khalilzad said in his account on the Twitter social network that the Afghan and Taliban authorities “have made progress in the logistics for the intra-Afghan talks” and stressed that in the process “no American has lost theirs” life in Afghanistan because of the Taliban -Violence. “