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15 January 2021

The U.S. completed a troop level reduction to 2,500 in Iraq, which it described as “reflective of the increased capabilities of the Iraqi Security Forces”. The Pentagon also reduced its force level in Afghanistan to the same number, maintaining that the action “is an indication of the U.S.’s continued support towards the Afghan peace process and our adherence to commitments made in both the U.S.-Taliban agreement and the U.S.-Afghanistan Joint Declaration”. “While the Department continues with planning capable of further reducing U.S. troop levels to zero by May of 2021, any such future drawdowns remain conditions-based”, the statement added.

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