May 17. 2021. 5:48

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Biden announces plan to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11th

Joe Biden announces plan to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan. Photograph: Screenshot/ABC


US president Joe Biden has announced a plan to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11th.

In an address on Wednesday, the US president said that, after 20 years, it is time to end “America’s longest war” and it is time for American troops to “come home”.

Mr Biden said the process of withdrawing the troops would begin on May 1st.

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