Afghanistan troop pullout a ‘mistake’, says former US president George Bush

WASHINGTON: Former United States president George W. Bush on Wednesday criticised the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan and said civilians were being left to be “slaughtered” by the Taliban. “I’m afraid Afghan women and girls are going to suffer

Germany, Italy complete troop pullout from Afghanistan

ROME: Italy has completed its troop pullout from Afghanistan, ending a 20-year deployment as part of an accelerated withdrawal of NATO forces. Members of the US-backed alliance agreed in April to wrap up their 9,600-strong mission in Afghanistan after US

Trump to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq

WASHINGTON:  President Donald Trump will sharply reduce the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon announced. Trump stopped short of a threatened full withdrawal from America’s longest war after fierce opposition from allies