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U.S. Troops to Leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11
President Biden sets deadline for withdrawal to occur two decades after the 2001 terrorist attacks
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President Biden said he will withdraw all U.S. troops from the country by Sept. 11, marking the second time in less than two years that an American president has set a date to end involvement in the Afghan conflict -- the longest war in U.S. history. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Getty Images
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Updated April 13, 2021 5:45 pm ET
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WASHINGTON—President Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, effectively winding down the war there two decades after it began, officials said.
Mr. Biden is expected to announce the decision formally on Wednesday, marking the second time in less than two years that an American president has set a date to end the nation’s involvement in the Afghan conflict—the longest war in U.S. history. Last year, then-President Donald Trump reached a deal with the insurgent Taliban movement under which U.S. troops would depart by May 1.
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