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US foreign policy

US withdrawal from Afghanistan is more than 90 pct complete: Pentagon

The Pentagon said that the US had “officially” handed over seven facilities to the Afghan Defense Ministry.

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The United States military has completed more than 90 percent of its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Pentagon said in a statement released on Tuesday.

Since the President’s decision, the DoD has retrograded the equivalent of approximately 984 C-17 loads of material out of Afghanistan and have turned nearly 17,074 pieces of equipment to the Defense Logistics Agency for disposition,” the statement read.

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The Pentagon added that the US had “officially” handed over seven facilities to the Afghan Defense Ministry.

“The withdrawal process continues; US Central Command estimates that we have completed more than 90 percent of the entire withdrawal process,” Tuesday’s statement said.

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