AT Monitoring Desk
KABUL: Germany expects to learn more details on a planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in the coming days, German Defence Minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said.
“When the Americans specify over the coming days what troops they intend to pull out and which locations (in Afghanistan) will be affected, we will see what short term effects the drawdown will have for our mission there,” Reuters quoted her as saying on Tuesday.
Trump administration recently announced plan to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. Many countries, including the European Union countries, called on the US to responsibly withdraw from Afghanistan. The hasty drawdown at somehow embolden the Taliban group to overstate the ongoing peace talks in Doha, thinking of taking power through military means.
The Trump administration’s deadline to drawdown U.S. forces to 2,500 troops by mid-January — paving the way for a full withdrawal — has been greeted with nervousness by NATO allies.