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US to keep about 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

June 25, 2021 11:30 am

In addition, several hundred additional American forces will remain at the Kabul airport, potentially until September, to assist Turkish troops providing security, as a temporary move until a more formal Turkey-led security operation is in place.

Taliban enter key cities in Afghanistan’s North after swift offensive

June 21, 2021 11:14 am

In Kunduz city, the capital of the province of the same name, the Taliban seized the city’s entrance before dispersing throughout its neighborhoods.

US weighs possibility of airstrikes if Afghan forces face crisis

June 10, 2021 12:45 pm

The Pentagon is considering whether to intervene with warplanes or drones in the event that Kabul is in danger of falling to the Taliban, though no decisions have been made. A United States Air Force pilot training Afghan service members in 2018. Afghan security forces are at risk of being overwhelmed by the Taliban once American troops withdraw from the country.

Defence chief: US pullout from Afghanistan 'slightly' ahead

May 28, 2021 8:43 am

US military commanders have said they will monitor and counter threats from al-Qaida and the Islamic State group from outside the country once US forces leave Afghanistan later this summer.

Day 1 of the end of the US war in Afghanistan

May 04, 2021 11:09 am

The United States and its NATO allies spent decades building Kandahar Airfield into a wartime city, filled with tents, operations centers, barracks, basketball courts, ammunition storage sites, aircraft hangars and at least one post office.

NATO to match US troop pullout from Afghanistan

April 15, 2021 10:20 am

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels said the alliance had agreed to withdraw its roughly 7,000 forces from Afghanistan, matching Biden's decision to begin a final pullout by May 1.

Car bomb kills three in Afghanistan, 10 troops killed in north

April 14, 2021 8:31 am

Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the suicide car bomber detonated a vehicle full of explosives inside Farah city, the capital of Farah province, killing three civilians, including a child.

Biden: 'Tough' to meet Afghanistan troop withdrawal date

March 18, 2021 5:35 pm

The Taliban has warned that there would be "consequences" if the US did not leave Afghanistan by the end of April. The US has been in the country for nearly two decades.

Pompeo to meet Taliban negotiators in Qatar ahead of US troop withdrawal

November 21, 2020 3:59 pm

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to meet negotiators from the Afghan government and the Taliban separately in Qatar’s capital, Doha, which serves as the Taliban's base for diplomacy.

Afghanistan withdrawal: 'We're sending a message that the US can't be trusted'

November 19, 2020 5:40 pm

Former US State Department analyst Marvin Weinbaum spoke with DW about how Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan impacts Joe Biden's policymaking – and why he believes it's a risky plan.