Last Saturday, the United States officially began withdrawing its soldiers from Afghanistan in a process that marks the end of a twenty-year war for Washington. Nevertheless, a period of great uncertainty will start in the country under the increasing control of the Taliban.
US officials in Afghanistan reported that the withdrawal process is already underway, pointing out that the date of 1 May is symbolic above all, according to the news France 24. The date represents the deadline for the withdrawal of US forces, which was set by the previous US administration headed by Donald Trump, according to the agreement signed with the Taliban in February 2020 in Doha.
In recent days, more US helicopters than usual have been filling the skies of Kabul and the nearby Bagram airbase in preparation for this significant departure, which will be completed by 11 September, the date of the 20th anniversary of September 2001 attacks.
Last Thursday, NATO allies began withdrawing units from the “resolute support” mission, which is supposed to happen in coordination with the Americans. The Afghan security forces declared a state of alert, fearing attacks against US forces during their withdraw.