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US has quietly reduced troops in Afghanistan despite absence of peace deal

WorldNews Monday, 21 October 2019 ()
US has quietly reduced troops in Afghanistan despite absence of peace deal(CNN)The United States has quietly reduced the number of US troops in Afghanistan by 2,000 over the last year despite the lack of a peace deal with the Taliban, Gen. Scott Miller, the head of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said in a press conference in Kabul on Monday. Prior to the reduction, the Pentagon publicly said that the US military had about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, with the majority of...
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Reducing the number of foreign troops in Afghanistan was goal of recent talks between the US and the Taliban.

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