Britain is getting ready to observe the United States in pulling its troops out of Afghanistan by September, in response to a report Wednesday that was not denied by the federal government.
“We are working closely with the US, NATO allies and partners to support a secure and stable Afghanistan,” a authorities spokesman informed AFP in response to the report by The Times newspaper.
“Any change to our security presence will be made in agreement with allies and after consultation with our partners.”
President Joe Biden plans to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan earlier than this 12 months’s 20th anniversary of the September 11 assaults, lastly ending America’s longest warfare regardless of mounting fears of a Taliban victory, in response to US officers.
The Times stated that Britain would observe go well with in withdrawing its roughly 750 troops, citing sources as saying “they would struggle without American support because of a reliance on US bases and infrastructure”.
At its peak, the UK troop deployment in Afghanistan numbered almost 10,000, however is now largely confined to safety duties within the capital Kabul.
Britain has additionally drawn up plans at hand over management to the Afghan authorities of a army academy in Kabul dubbed “Sandhurst in the Sand”, The Times stated.
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