The head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, spoke about the situation with the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
According to him, вЂњso farвЂќ the withdrawal of US army units from this country вЂњgoes according to plan.вЂќ
Earlier in April, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General Scott Miller, announced the withdrawal of troops from a number of bases located in the Islamic Republic. He noted that all the bases will be transferred to the Afghan forces.
Before that, US President Joe Biden said that the United States has fulfilled its mission in Afghanistan and will begin withdrawing troops from the country on May 1.
After that, the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed concern about the possible escalation of the conflict in Afghanistan due to the fact that the United States delayed the withdrawal of troops until the fall.
In 2020, the United States and the radical Afghan movement вЂњTalibanвЂќ signed a peace agreement for the first time in more than 18 years of war. According to the agreements, American troops must leave Afghanistan by May 1. The administration of the new US president Joe Biden has announced its intention to review the agreements with the Taliban.
The American operation in Afghanistan was launched in response to the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.