US begins final troop withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years

US begins final troop withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years

The United States began the final phase of withdrawing its military forces from Afghanistan on Saturday.

US Air Force pararescuemen ride in their medivac helicopter with the bodies of US soldiers who were killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan, Oct. 10, 2010.AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File

The May 1 date was set by President Biden as the official start of a final withdrawal of US forces that will end by Sept. 11.

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Afghan Army soldiers secure a military base that was previously in use by the US soldiers on April 14, 2021.EPA/GHULAMULLAH HABIBI

There are currently about 2,500 to 3,500 American troops in the Central Asian nation, according to reports, along with about 7,000 members of NATO forces.

President Joe Biden announced that the withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan will end by Sept. 11.BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

America’s final effort to extract itself has already been underway, with reports in recent weeks of equipment leaving Afghanistan on huge

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