33,000 US Troops To Leave Afghanistan By End Of 2012

Posted by | November 29, 2011 11:20 | Filed under: Top Stories

All together, 40,000 troops are scheduled to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2012.

The United States is pulling out the most – 33,000 by the end of 2012. That’s one-third of 101,000 American troops who were in Afghanistan in June, the peak of U.S. military presence in the war, according to figures provided by the Pentagon.

Others in the 49-nation coalition have announced withdrawal plans too, while insisting they are not rushing to leave. Many nations have vowed to keep troops in Afghanistan to continue training the Afghan police and army in the years to come. And many have pledged to keep sending aid to the impoverished country after the international combat mission ends in 2014.

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By: Alan

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