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USA want to pull 7000 soldiers from Afghanistan

in addition to the withdrawal of all US troops from Syria's President Donald Trump wants to remove around 7000 American soldiers from Afghanistan. "Around h

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USA want to pull 7000 soldiers from Afghanistan

in addition to the withdrawal of all US troops from Syria's President Donald Trump wants to remove around 7000 American soldiers from Afghanistan. "Around half" of the 14'000 forces will leave the country at the Hindu Kush "in the next few months," confirmed a U.S. official on Friday, the AFP news Agency. Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, said that a partial withdrawal of American troops was not a danger for the security situation in Afghanistan.

currently, about 14'000 in Afghanistan are US soldiers are either for the Nato training and support mission Resolute Support or for Anti-terrorist operations. It was unclear, initially, what soldiers should be brought first back.

A spokesman for Ghani's announced on Friday in Kabul, a partial withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan will have "no effect on safety". In the past four and a half years, the Afghans would have had the "full control" over security in the country, he said in justification.

Nato does not want to speak first

In Berlin, the spokesman of defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) said that Afghan security forces need "more support". The United States provided the Nato intervention a "major contingent" and the commander.

Nato has not wanted to speak first, to trump's plans. A spokeswoman reiterated the commitment of the military Alliance in Afghanistan. "Our commitment is important to ensure that Afghanistan is never again a safe haven for international terrorists," said the Nato spokeswoman.

the Chairman of The Munich security conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, referred to the "surprising return" Trumps "disastrous for the German security and defence policy". The use of the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan had always "been dependent on the presence of U.S. troops," he told the "Tagesspiegel" (Saturday edition).

the Taliban are "more than happy"

The Taliban spokesman Sabiullah Mujahid did not want to comment on the US plans. A senior Taliban commander in North-West Pakistan, however, showed "more than happy" about the announcement. The militia didn't expect the step so fast, he told AFP. "We expect to make further good news". Afghans in different parts of the country expressed concern that the US part of the deduction for the peace efforts to destroy the Taliban back to Power and the country could plunge into a civil war.

"We have a great fear that history will repeat itself," said the auto scrubber Fasli Ahmed in Kandahar. The housewife Schaima Dabir said, you fear for the future of their children: "Afghanistan will fall back into the Taliban Era." It remained unclear whether Trump has informed his Afghanistan envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, or to the Afghan government in advance about his plans. Only on Wednesday, Trump announced alone a full withdrawal of U.S. soldiers from Syria. On Thursday, US defence Secretary Jim Mattis announced his resignation.

to send In the past year, Mattis and military advisers had the U.S. President is still persuaded that in view of the Advance of the radical Islamic Taliban of thousands of additional U.S. soldiers to Afghanistan. At the time, Trump claimed that his instincts advise him to withdraw from Afghanistan.

The thing with the armistice

The US President made his decision in part on withdrawal from Afghanistan is now on the same day as his decision to Syria. At the same time, the U.S. special envoy Khalilzad negotiated on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi with representatives of the Taliban about a peace agreement. "Would you think of a truce, when your main opponent has just withdrawn half of its troops?", a senior foreign Diplomat in Kabul told AFP.

The Taliban and the IS-militia plating Afghanistan for months with a wave of violence. Since the Takeover of security responsibilities by Nato in the year 2015 were killed according to the government, almost 30'000 local soldiers and police officers. Since the US Invasion in 2001, more than 2,200 U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan, 13 of them this year. (fal/afp)

Created: 21.12.2018, 18:13 PM

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