KABUL – NATO troops has began leaving Afghanistan following a call by President Joe Biden to withdraw US forces, starting the tip of America’s longest warfare.
A NATO official stated that the protection of the troops “will be a top priority,” including that withdrawal won’t finish group’s relationship with Afghanistan.
He hoped that the step would be the begin of a brand new chapter.
The event comes after NATO members agreed this month to withdraw its sturdy mission comprising 9,600 from Afghanistan after Biden’s announcement.
In the meantime, White Home Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre informed reporters the U.S. army would deploy extra troops in Afghanistan and the area to make sure the safety of troops through the withdrawal.
“Elements of an Army Ranger Task Force will temporarily deploy to Afghanistan to assist with the force protection of forces on the ground as we initiate withdrawal operations,” she highlighted.
She stated that the US is dedicated to having all U.S. army personnel out of Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, a deadline introduced by Biden.
Final week, the Pentagon introduced that B-52 bombers and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower plane provider will deploy to the area to guard US and coalition forces through the withdrawal course of.
On Tuesday, the US State Division ordered non-essential employees to depart the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
US Cost d’Affaires to Afghanistan Ross Wilson tweeted that the inexperienced gentle for the withdrawal was given “in light of increasing violence & threat reports in Kabul.”
Biden beforehand introduced that the withdrawal can be began from Might 1, the deadline date agreed by former US president Donald Trump administration and the Afghan Taliban in peace settlement signed in Qatar.
The Taliban had warned of stern response if international troops should not withdrawn from Afghanistan.