US, NATO close combat command in Afghanistan
Thirteen years after invading Afghanistan in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the US and NATO have closed their combat command. Violence, however, is expected to continue.
NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) shuttered its combat command Monday, formally ending its deployment in Afghanistan more than 13 years after invading the country in the aftermath of September 11.
The fighting in the war-torn country, however, will likely not be over any time soon. A residual force of roughly 13,000 mostly American troops will remain in the country into next year, and US president Barack Obama has given approval for the American troops to not only train Afghan security forces, but to go after both al Qaeda and Taliban troops.
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Source News: DW