U.S., UK announce withdrawl troops in Afghanistan

Added On July 9, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday that U.S. military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on Aug. 31, days ahead of his original Sept. 11 deadline.

Following Biden's move, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also on Thursday announced the withdrawal of all British troops from Afghanistan.
Biden in April ordered all U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan before Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that drew the United States into its longest war.
In defending the withdrawal, he noted that the U.S. military had achieved its counter-terrorism objectives in the 20-year war.
Biden reaffirmed that the United States will continue providing support to the Afghan government and planned to move Afghan nationals who worked with U.S. forces out of the country to wait for their U.S. visa to be processed.
Following the announcement of Biden, Johnson told the House of Commons the withdrawal of UK troops from the war-torn Afghanistan, signaling the end of Britain's military mission in a two-decade long conflict.
Johnson said Britain will use "every diplomatic and humanitarian lever" to support Afghanistan's development and stability.