With the US due to complete the withdrawal of another 2,500 troops from Afghanistan, the Afghan vice-president tells the BBC the US made a mistake in conceding too much to the Taliban. Amrullah Saleh says the American mission, which began 20 years ago, is not yet accomplished. Last year President Donald Trump made a peace deal with the Taliban and agreed to drastically reduce US troops. The current US presence in Afghanistan dates to 2001 when soldiers invaded to remove the Taliban from power, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But the movement regrouped and by 2018 was active in more than two-thirds of Afghanistan, threatening the elected government.

news : BBC

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