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US pullout from Afghanistan over 90% complete: Pentagon

US pullout from Afghanistan over 90% complete: Pentagon
July 7, 2021

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan is more than 90 per cent completed, the Pentagon's Central Command announced.

It said it had officially handed over seven former US bases to the Afghan security forces and had evacuated the equivalent of nearly 1,000 C-17 air freighter loads of equipment from the country, ahead of the September deadline to complete the pullout.

On Friday, US forces handed over the sprawling Bagram air base north of Kabul, the main center of US military operations in the country for most of the past two decades of conflict. Tuesday's announcement underscored that most of the process of withdrawal.

According to reports there were also some 1,000 US special forces operating in Afghanistan at the time as well not included in the official tally. While Biden had set a deadline of September -- the 20th anniversary of the Afghan-based Al-Qaeda attack.

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