CENTCOM: Afghanistan Withdrawal 6 to 12 Percent Complete

The US has removed 104 C-17 cargo planes worth of material out of Afghanistan

On Tuesday, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said the process of pulling troops out of Afghanistan was between six and 12 percent complete.

In a press release, CENTCOM said that the US has removed about the equivalent of 104 C-17 loads of material out of Afghanistan. The military has also turned over more than 1,800 pieces of equipment to the Defense Logistics Agency for destruction.

So far, the US has officially handed over one military facility to the Afghan government since the withdrawal process began at the end of April. CENTCOM said it will provide weekly updates for the withdrawal process or the “retrograde” as the US military is calling it.

President Biden ordered all troops to be out of Afghanistan by September 11th, breaking the US-Taliban peace deal by pushing back the original May 1st withdrawal deadline. Reports say the US and the Taliban are in talks to get all foreign forces out by early July.

While Biden has ordered combat troops to leave, the US will continue supporting the Afghan military financially. As part of the continued support, the US is considering training Afghan forces in other countries and is looking to reposition assets in the region to maintain the ability to bomb Afghanistan.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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