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Pentagon reveals details of US presence in Afghanistan

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that the U.S. is ready to adjust its military presence in Afghanistan depending on the security situation. He revealed the details during a briefing.

“Obviously, we will be monitoring on a daily basis how the security situation evolves (...). If we need to make any changes in one direction or another, we will do so. But it will be a function of the security situation,” Kirby explained.

The civil war in Afghanistan has been going on since 1979. The state is on the list of the poorest countries. Much of Afghanistan's budget depends on financial contributions from third countries.

After the announcement of the withdrawal of American troops, the terrorist group Taliban (banned in Russia) began a brisk attack on positions of the Afghan army. The situation of the Afghan government is getting more and more critical day by day. Over the past week, the Taliban managed to capture the capitals of 16 provinces. On August 12, two of the most important cities fell: the country's second-largest city, Kandahar, and the next largest, Herat.

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