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Top U.S. Military General Leaves Post in Afghanistan as Withdrawal Nears End

HeadlineJul 12, 2021

The top U.S. military general in Afghanistan is stepping down today in a symbolic end to the nearly two-decade occupation. Army General Austin “Scott” Miller has overseen the U.S. War in Afghanistan since 2018. Last week, President Biden said the U.S. military will complete its withdrawal by August 31. This comes as Taliban fighters have stepped up their offensive, seizing more territory and surrounding major cities. This is a resident of the northern city of Kunduz.

Naweed Jan: “The fighting is ongoing in Kunduz. The situation is worrying, and many people have been displaced from their homes. When will this situation end? Our demand from the central government is to make this clear whether they should hand over the city to the Taliban or take full control by themselves and clear the whole area from insurgents, so that we can live a peaceful life.”

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