US to further reduce its troops from Afghanistan by November this year


The US confirmed plans for partial troop drawdowns in both Iraq and Afghanistan before the Nov. 3 election, as President Donald Trump seeks to fulfill a campaign promise to end America's "endless wars."

Commander of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Frank McKenzie, said early Wednesday that the U.S. plans to cut the troop presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 by the end of September. Speaking to reporters later, McKenzie said about the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan, noting that the U.S. military presence would decrease from 8,600 to 4,500 by November

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