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US withdrew 2 thousand troops from Afghanistan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The United States withdrew 2,000 troops from Afghanistan, Western media say.

NATO General Scott Miller said that the number of US troops in Afghanistan fell by 2 thousand to 12 thousand troops, reports the New York Times.

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said the Pentagon could reduce its military presence in this country to 8.6 thousand people without prejudice to actions against the Al-Qaeda and Islamic State terrorist organizations.

Earlier it was reported that several thousand militants had accumulated on the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

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