President Donald Trump said on Saturday that US troops would first withdraw from Afghanistan "immediately" after the successful signing of an agreement with the Taliban.
When asked when the drawdown under the deal would begin, Trump told journalists, "Like today, OK? Today. They'll start right away."
The agreement signed in Doha on Saturday will result in US troops and fewer foreign allies withdrawing from Afghanistan within 14 months, as long as the Taliban lives up to its commitments to negotiate with the Western-backed government in Kabul and ward off international jihadist groups ,
The United States, which currently has between 12,000 and 13,000 soldiers in Afghanistan, will reduce that number to 8,600 within 135 days of signing.
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