Kabul: The Taliban members have started targeting people who had worked with the United States and allies in Afghanistan.
Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The United States and Iraq are expected to agree on the pullout of US forces by the end of 2021, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Kabul: Afghan security forces have launched large-scale operations against the Taliban to retake the districts that had earlier fallen to the Taliban, said the country’s National Security Advisor Hamidullah Mohib. The Taliban militia has taken control of over 100 districts in the past weeks.
Washington/UNI/Sputnik: US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of next month, which is a little ahead of the September 11 deadline laid out by President Joe Biden, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby told reporters in a press briefing on Tuesday.
Bagram: The US military men have silently left Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan without notifying the country's authorities, media reports said.
Washington: The US could complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in the upcoming days, media reports said.
Washington/Sputnik: Afghanistan may collapse into civil war after the full US military withdrawal is completed, commanding General Austin Miller said on Tuesday.
Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid has said Islamabad is expecting the Afghan Taliban will not allow terrorist groups like TTP to carry out activities against Pakistan.
US and NATO forces came to Afghanistan to fight extremism and bring stability and they are leaving almost two decades after having failed at both, said former Afghan president Hamid Karzai, calling the legacy of foreign forces a "total disgrace and disaster" for the war-ravaged country.
The US may withdraw all its forces from Afghanistan by July 4, its independence day, well ahead of the September 11, 2021 deadline set by President Joe Biden last month, according to Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
Moscow/Sputnik: There are no US servicemen at the Balad Air Base in Iraq that came under a rocket attack on Sunday, Spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Col. Wayne Marotto, said.
Kabul/UNI: The elimination of foreign fighters in Afghanistan is a prerequisite for the withdrawal of US troops from the country, Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar said.
Washington/UNI: The US military is on track to have forces drawn down to 2,500 in Afghanistan by the middle of January as planned, CENTCOM commander Gen Frank McKenzie said.
Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump has ordered moving almost all US troops out of Somalia, the Department of Defence said in a statement.
Kabul/Sputnik: The Taliban hopes that US President Donald Trump will win in the November election, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Sunday.