“The US has agreed to begin withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan as long as the Taliban upholds its commitment to ‘not allow any of its members, other individuals or groups, including al-Qa’ida, to use the soil of Afghanistan to threaten the security of the United States and its allies.’

The accord states that the US will, assuming the Taliban lives up to its end of the deal, cut the number of American troops in Afghanistan to 8,600 in the first 135 days.

The US, as well as its allies and coalition partners, will withdraw all remaining forces from Afghanistan within 14 months.”

– Ryan Pickrell, “Trump Says Us Troops Will Start Leaving Afghanistan Immediately,” businessinsider.com, February 29, 2020