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Washington began the redeployment of its troops from Iraqi territory to Afghanistan. This was stated by sources in the international coalition led by the US in Iraq, reports on Monday, February 5, Associated Press.
According to their information, last week in Afghanistan every day carrying dozens of American soldiers as well as weapons and equipment. The decision was made after the Iraqi authorities in December 2017 declared complete victory over the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in the country.
As noted in Baghdad, an agreement with the United States on the withdrawal of troops was reached, but the first in three years, the process has not yet officially begun. Accurate data on the number of deployed soldiers are not given.
At the same time one of the Iraqi officials said that under the agreement of the country in total withdraw 60 percent of American troops. Thus, Iraq will have about four thousand troops from the USA, which will train local soldiers. According to a Pentagon report in November 2017 on the territory of the Islamic Republic were 8892 us military.
22 January it was reported that the United States plans in the spring to send additional troops to Afghanistan — a thousand people. In the end, the total number of us soldiers in the country will amount to 15 thousand.
The U.S. military in Afghanistan since October 2001. They train the local military, but often they have to participate in the fighting against the Taliban. In early August, 2017 the President of the United States Donald trump announced a new military strategy force solution to the Afghan problem.
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