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President Trump intends to withdraw about 4000 troops from Afghanistan
December 15, 2019

A leading US television network says President Donald Trump intends to withdraw about four thousand troops from Afghanistan.

The National Broadcasting Company News said Donald Trump will make official announcement in this regard in the next coming days.

Three current and former US officials told the NBC News that the US President is planning to announce immediate withdrawal that will see a massive reduction in the current number of troops in the region. The officials said the withdrawal would take place over a couple of months.

Trump has been consistently critical of US military presence in Afghanistan and has vowed to end the war that has gone on for more than eighteen years.    

Meanwhile, Defence officials told CNN that the remaining US military presence in the country will focus on counter-terrorism.

(NNR/Imran)