US to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September, officials say
US President Joe Biden will unconditionally withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11 this year.
The United States will end its longest war before the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York, a foreign news agency (AFP) quoted a US government official as saying.
The US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters that President Biden had decided to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before 9/11.
Former US President Donald Trump had set a May 1 date for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, but said 3,000 troops would be stationed at the US base.
In an agreement reached with the Taliban in Doha, the capital of Qatar, the Trump administration set a date for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
According to a US official, President Joe Biden has expressed hope that the violence in Afghanistan will decrease, with the Taliban warning that they would launch attacks if US forces do not withdraw by May 1.
It should be noted that the Afghan Taliban had warned that they would not tolerate the presence of foreign troops in the country after the May deadline.