The US military was reportedly able to complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan within a few days as the Taliban’s battlefield profits increased.
U.S. officials told Reuters Some US troops were expected to stay to protect the US Embassy and Kabul Airport.
The report came as the commander-in-chief of the United States, warning that the country was in danger of falling into a civil war when the last US military left.
The fighting has skyrocketed since the United States began withdrawing last month, and the Taliban are occupying territory.
CNN quotes U.S. officials supporting Reuters report.. “This week could be an important week for the withdrawal and termination of the retrograde process,” an unnamed defense official told the network.
Approximately 650 U.S. forces are expected to remain to secure the U.S. Embassy Located in Kabul, hundreds more may be stationed at the city’s airport.
President Biden has set a deadline of September 11 for the US military to withdraw completely. However, according to recent reports, most of the more than 4,000 troops deployed in recent months were scheduled to leave the country well ahead of schedule by mid-July.
The pulling pace is now displayed even faster.
On Tuesday, General Scott Miller said Afghanistan could face a “very difficult time” if its leadership could not unite after the international troops left.
A warning from the commander of a U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan came a few days later. UN warned about “disastrous scenario” Like the Taliban seized control of many districts.
Armed groups have occupied more than 50 of the 370 districts since May, surrounding many cities and approaching the capital Kabul.
“The current security situation is not good,” General Miller said at a rare press conference.
“Civil war is certainly a path that can be visualized if it continues its current trajectory,” he added. “It should be a concern of the world.”
He accused the Taliban of failing to reduce violence in line with the agreement with the United States.
Radical groups have recently claimed to have occupied more than 100 districts throughout Afghanistan. Experts have linked to a lack of US air support for Afghan troops.
However, General Miller did not exclude the United States using air strikes on the Taliban.
“What am I doing [would] I like to see no airstrikes, but to get rid of them, you stop all violence, “he told reporters.
US-led troops expelled the Taliban from power in Afghanistan in October 2001. The group contained Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda figures associated with the 9/11 attack in the United States.
President Biden said the withdrawal of the United States would be justified as US troops confirmed that Afghanistan could once again be a base for foreign jihadists to plot against the West.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani claims that the country’s security forces are capable of completely blocking rebels, but many believe that withdrawal risks returning Afghanistan to Taliban control. ing.
President Biden, the United States It continues to support Afghanistan after withdrawing its troops, but it is not “military.”
The last German troops left Afghanistan on Tuesday, ending almost 20 years of involvement in Afghanistan.
According to the Ministry of Defense, about 150,000 Germans have served there since 2001.