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After Syria, Trump planning major troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: Report

On Wednesday, Trump rebuffed top advisers and decided to pull all U.S. troops out of Syria

Idrees Ali & Phil Stewart | Reuters 

President Donald Trump is planning to withdraw more than 5,000 of the 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, a U.S. official said on Thursday, in the latest sign Trump’s patience is thinning with America’s longest war and overseas military interventions. On Wednesday, Trump rebuffed top advisers and decided to pull all U.S. troops out of Syria, a decision that contributed to U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis abruptly quitting on Thursday over significant policy differences with the president. One official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said a decision had been ...

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First Published: Fri, December 21 2018. 09:03 IST
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