U.S. forces withdrew from bases in Haska Mina and Achin districts of eastern Nangarhar province, as part of a deal signed with the Taliban on late February, said Ataullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman.

The U.S. troops were deployed in the province to help Afghan forces fight the ISIS-K, and now under a peace deal the United States struck with the Taliban earlier this year, they have reverted bases to Afghan forces, Mr. Khogyani added.

The February’s peace pact calls for withdrawal of thousands of U.S. troops in exchange for Taliban commitments to prevent Afghanistan from being a launchpad for terrorist attacks.

If the Taliban live up to their commitments, all U.S. troops will leave in 14 months of the deal.

The U.S. forces have already evacuated five bases in the country.

 


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