90% of U.S. troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan

By Kyle Barnett
90% of U.S. troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III visited Resolute Support Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, earlier this year. The United States has withdrawn 90% of forces from the country. File Photo by Lisa Ferdinando/DoD/UPI | License Photo

July 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Central Command has announced more than 90% of the U.S. troops have evacuated Afghanistan.

In a press release U.S. Centcom noted the planned evacuation is on schedule.


"U.S. Central Command estimates that we have completed more than 90% of the entire withdrawal process," U.S. Centcom said.

The latest update on the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan notes that as of July 5 the planned evacuations are still underway.

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The United Sates is expected to pull out from the country completely by the end of July. Approximately 984 C-17 loads of material have been taken out of the country as the United States prepares to wrap up operations for good.

An additional 17,074 pieces of equipment have been provided to the Defense Logistics Agency.

The United States is wrapping up operations in the area after nearly two decades amid discouraging developments in the area.

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Escalation has been noted in conflicts with the Taliban -- the very group the United States displaced early in the two-decade long war that started with a hunt for Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.


Days ago 1,000 Ahghani troops fled a border area into nearby Tajikistan after being flushed out by Taliban forces.

Those fleeing join 600 other Afghani soldiers in the area.

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After holding the airfield for 20 years, the United States handed over Bagram Air Base to Afghani less than a week ago.

More than 2,500 American have died and more than 1 million have served in the United States longest war.

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