U.S. Army Gen. Austin S. Miller pointed to the rapid loss of districts around the country, several with significant strategic value — and said he fears the militias deployed to help the security forces could lead the country into civil war.
The airfield was handed over to the Afghan National Security and Defense Force in its entirety, they said on condition they not be identified because they were not authorized to release it to the media.
Blinken arrived in the Afghan capital of Kabul from Brussels where he and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin briefed NATO officials on the move and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg announced the alliance would also be leaving.
The withdrawal of the US and the NATO troops from Afghanistan will leave India with tremendous concern about the resurgence of the Taliban.
Joe Biden said his team is refining national strategy to monitor and disrupt significant terrorist threats not only in Afghanistan, but anywhere they may arise.
Earlier, the Trump administration during a meeting with the Taliban, had decided to completely withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by May 1
The US currently has a little over 4,500 troops in Afghanistan.
Early this month, Donald Trump announced that he will bring all troops back from Afghanistan by year-end.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday had said the Taliban 'wants to make a deal'.
During the presidential election campaign in 2016, Trump had pledged to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and end America's longest war.
Asserting that Kashmir is "a bilateral issue" between India and Pakistan, Rahmani said her country believes Pakistan's motive and insistence to purposely tie Afghanistan to the Kashmir issue is a deliberate attempt to prolong the violence happening on Afghan soil.
Donald Trump, who last year announced that the US will withdraw its forces from the war-ravaged nation, called the fight "ridiculous".
The Taliban, however, still refuse to engage with Ashraf Ghani-led Afghanistan Government and have stressed that those who are attending are doing so in their 'personal capacity'
This is the first time the US administration has publicly mocked India's developmental works in the strife-torn country.
India has rejected the US President Donald Trump's jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over funding of a library in the war-ravaged country of Afghanistan.
US diplomats have spent almost three decades trying to lure Pakistan’s decision-makers into seeing things their way.
However, the United States always insist on Afghanistan Government participation in the same.
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