Trump withdraws more than 5,000 troops from Afghanistan

The U.S. President Donald Trump withdraws more than 5,000 U.S. soldiers from Afghanistan amid reports verbal orders have been given to start work on withdrawal plans.

A U.S. official speaking condition of anonymity has told Reuters that a decision had been made and verbal orders had been given to start planning for the drawdown.

The official has further added that timelines were being discussed but it could happen in weeks or months.

This comes as the U.S. President Donald Trump had earlier ordered the withdrawal of the U.S. forces from Syria.

Reports regarding the withdrawal of more than 5,000 troops from Afghanistan emerge a day after U.S. and Taliban talks ended in Abu Dhabi of United Arab Emirates.

The Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid had earlier said the three-day talks mainly focused on withdrawal of the U.S. forces from Afghanistan although other reports had also emerged that other topics including a ceasefire and release of prisoners were also discussed.

However, it is yet not clear if the recent plans regarding the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from the country has any links with the recent talks in Abu Dhabi.

Source The Khaama Press

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