The source of the publication said that the withdrawal of British troops from the country would continue only if the Taliban would fulfill its obligations under the agreement with the United States.
LONDON -The British government intends to follow the example of the United States and withdraw a third of its military contingent from Afghanistan. This was reported on Wednesday by the Times, citing informed sources in the military.
According to information received by the publication, it is planned that by mid-July, 330 of the 1,100 British troops permanently stationed in Afghanistan will leave the country. Almost all British military personnel are stationed in or around Kabul. At the same time, as the Times notes, a small number of British special forces, along with the us military, are also in other areas of the country, including the southern province of Helmand.
The source of the publication said that the withdrawal of British troops from the country will continue only if the Taliban will fulfill the obligations stipulated by the agreement with the United States.
On February 29, a peace agreement was signed in Doha between the United States and the radical Taliban. According to the agreements, the US, its allies and the coalition intend to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan within 14 months. In addition, Washington has pledged to facilitate the removal of the Taliban from the UN sanctions list by May, and by August – to cancel American restrictive measures against them.