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Fighting Intensifies as U.S. Begins Military Retreat from Afghanistan

HeadlineMay 05, 2021

In Afghanistan, fighting between government forces and the Taliban has forced thousands to flee their homes in southern Helmand province as the U.S. military started its official withdrawal over the weekend. Attacks have been surging leading up May 1, the previous pullout date agreed to by the Trump administration. Biden announced the U.S. will withdraw instead by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Fighting was also reported in other parts of the country.

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