Wednesday, July 28

Afghanistan: 10 questions to understand how the critical situation in which Afghanistan finds itself came to be

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After 20 years of conflict, the United States is withdrawing most of its troops from Afghanistan.

For Washington and its allies, the Bagram air base had been the epicenter of the war against the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

US-led coalition forces invaded Afghanistan in December 2001, and Bagram grew into a massive base capable of holding up to 10,000 troops.

They have now retired after President Joe Biden promised that all American forces would leave before September 11 (this Thursday, he moved the date to August 32).

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