Final phase of ending America’s war in Afghanistan begins

In that agreement, the U.S. The car bomb struck outside a hostel, and Afghan officials say high school students were among those killed, CBS News’ Charlie D’Agata reports. 

Afghans have paid the highest price since 2001, with more than 60,000 members of the Afghan security services killed. Final phase of ending America’s war in Afghanistan begins

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U.S., NATO troops begin Afghan pullout

U.S., NATO troops begin Afghan pullout

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The final phase of ending America’s “forever war” in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began on Saturday, with the withdrawal of the last U.S. Since then, al-Qaida has been degraded, while the terrorist threat has “metastasized” into a global phenomenon that is not contained by keeping thousands of troops in one country, he said. said it would have all troops out by May 1. The military has been taking inventory, deciding what is shipped back to the U.S., what is handed to the Afghan security forces and what is sold as junk in Afghanistan’s markets. 7, 2001 to hunt the al-Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks who lived under the protection of the country’s Taliban rulers. Biden’s predecessor more than a year ago. Afghanistan: The Way Forward

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Final phase of ending America’s war in Afghanistan begins

“No other option”: Afghans brace to fight Taliban without U.S. On Friday,  21 people were killed and as many as 90 others were injured in a suicide bombing south of Kabul. Two months later, the Taliban had been defeated and al-Qaida fighters and their leader, Osama bin Laden, were on the run. troops and about 7,000 NATO soldiers. First published on May 1, 2021 / 10:47 AM Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images

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The Taliban continues to accuse Washington of breaching the deal it signed with Mr. President Biden had set May 1 as the official start of the withdrawal of remaining forces — about 2,500-3,500 U.S.  A Black Hawk helicopter of the U.S. More than 2,400 service members were killed during the nearly 20-year conflict, and more than 20,000 were wounded. Biden said the initial mission was accomplished a decade ago when U.S. Navy SEALS killed bin Laden in his hideout in neighboring Pakistan. help

Inside Afghanistan as U.S. In a statement Saturday, Taliban military spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the passing of the May 1 deadline for a complete withdrawal “opened the way for (Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan) mujahidin to take every counteraction it deems appropriate against the occupying forces.” However, he said fighters on the battlefield will wait for a decision from the leadership before launching any attacks and that decision will be based on “the sovereignty, values and higher interests of the country.” Violence has spiked in Afghanistan since the February 2020 deal was signed. In his withdrawal announcement last month, Mr. and NATO troops by the end of summer. The longest war in American history has cost more than $2 trillion and tens of thousands of lives. Tens of thousands of civilians have died and millions more have been displaced inside Afghanistan or to Pakistan, Iran and Europe. In recent weeks, the military has been flying out equipment on massive C-17 cargo planes. Air Force is pictured in front of the cityscape on April 29, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Even before Saturday, the herculean task of packing up had begun.