Boris Johnson: Britain has withdrawn nearly all its troops from Afghanistan | World News – News Vibe24

    Boris Johnson: Britain has withdrawn nearly all its troops from Afghanistan | World News - Times of India
    LONDON: Most British troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday, ending his official role in a two-decade-long conflict amid fears that the withdrawal of foreign troops could lead to a catastrophic crisis.
    British forces first deployed to Afghanistan in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks on the United States and played a key role in combat operations until 2014. A total of 457 British troops were killed in the country.
    “All British troops assigned to the NATO mission in Afghanistan are returning home,” Johnson told parliament.
    “For obvious reasons, I will not disclose the schedule of our departure, although I can say at home (parliament) that most of our staff have already left.”
    Violence has raged across Afghanistan in the weeks since President Joe Biden announced that troops would be withdrawn unconditionally by 9/11.
    The United States last week abandoned Bagram Air Base, the longest-standing ground for U.S. military operations in the country, effectively ending America’s longest-running war. The Pentagon says 90 percent of US troops have been withdrawn.
    Johnson described the change in Britain’s presence in Afghanistan, saying he did not underestimate the challenges facing the country and that the government would continue to provide development assistance.
    “I hope that no one will jump to the false conclusion that the withdrawal of our forces in some way means the end of Britain’s engagement in Afghanistan. “Johnson told parliament

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