US To Withdraw Half Of Its Troops From Afghan By April - Taliban Official – World News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

World News

US To Withdraw Half Of Its Troops From Afghan By April – Taliban Official

Published

on

US To Withdraw Half Of Its Troops From Afghan By April - Taliban Official

A Taliban official, Abdul Salam Hanafi, is reporting that the United States has promised to withdraw half of its troops from Afghanistan by the end of April, but no scheduled timeframe yet.

READ:  China Opens Airshow With Big Jet Model, Fighter Jet Flypasts

Hanafi was speaking on the sidelines of a meeting in Moscow between the Taliban and other prominent Afghan officials.

Hanafi says Americans would begin the pullout from now till the end of April.

READ:  Trump, White House Deny Wrongdoing After Cohen Plea Deal

He says Washington and the Taliban have agreed that all foreign troops would eventually leave, and Afghanistan would never be used as a base for attacks on the US.

READ:  S. Sudan Lacks Fund To Implement Peace Deal - Foreign Affairs Minister

Pentagon spokesman, Army Colonel Rob Manning, said the US military had received no orders to begin withdrawing.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

World News

Attorney General Barr Preparing For Mueller Report

Published

on

By

Attorney General Prepares For Mueller Report

The U.S. Special Counsel’s investigation into the Trump administration could wrap up as soon as next week with the delivery of a confidential report to the Justice Department.

Reports say Attorney General William Barr is preparing to receive a report from special counsel Robert Mueller, who took over an FBI investigation of the Trump campaign in May 2017.

READ:  Scale Of Indonesian Disaster Emerges But Rescuers Hold Hope For Survivors

Barr, who was confirmed by the senate last week, will determine soon after receiving Mueller’s report what information will be provided to Congress.

The exact end date for the Mueller probe has been a longstanding source of speculation in Washington, D.C. In December.

READ:  South Korea Jails Ex-President Lee Myung-Bak

American Television Network, NBC, had reported that Mueller planned to deliver his report by mid-February, but a delay in Barr’s confirmation may have contributed to a delay in submitting the report.

READ:  Honduras, Guatemala Move To Stop Migrant Caravan After Trump Threats

Continue Reading

World News

Hundreds Of Women, Children Evacuated From Last IS Holdout In Syria

Published

on

By

Hundreds Of Women, Children Evacuated From Last IS Holdout In Syria

Hundreds of persons, including women and children, have been evacuated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group’s last holdout in Syria, bringing U.S.-backed forces closer to retaking the last sliver of the so-called “caliphate.”

READ:  Trump, White House Deny Wrongdoing After Cohen Plea Deal

An official from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Thursday the civilian evacuation is expected to be completed on the same day.

News correspondents say they saw at least 17 trucks on Wednesday carrying men, women and children out of the last patch of ISIL territory in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz.

READ:  Nigeria, Ghana, Saudi Arabia Included In EU Blacklist For Money Laundering

SDF spokesman Adnan Afrin says most of the hundreds who had left were civilians, but also included ISIL fighters.

Continue Reading

World News

Putin Warns US Against Deploying New Missiles In Europe

Published

on

By

Putin Warns US Against Deploying New Missiles In Europe

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, threatening to retaliate in kind by targeting western capitals with Russia’s new weaponry.

READ:  PM May's Spokesman Says Reports Of UK-EU Financial Services Deal Are Speculation

Delivering a State of the Nation Address, Putin said the US has abandoned a key arms control pact – the 1987 intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty – to free its hands to build new missiles and tried to shift the blame for the move on Russia.

READ:  Trump Gives Saudi Arabia Benefit Of Doubt In Journalist's Disappearance

The INF deal was signed in 1987 by then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and resolved a crisis over soviet nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles targeting western capitals.

READ:  U.S. Senate Plans To End Partial Shutdown

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: