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NATO chief warns of high price if troops leave Afghanistan

Brussels, Nov 17 (AP) | Publish Date: 11/17/2020 1:20:59 PM IST

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Tuesday that the military organisation could pay a heavy price for leaving Afghanistan too early, after a U.S. official said President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw a significant number of American troops from Afghanistan in the coming weeks.

 “We now face a difficult decision. We have been in Afghanistan for almost 20 years, and no NATO ally wants to stay any longer than necessary. But at the same time, the price for leaving too soon or in an uncoordinated way could be very high,” Stoltenberg said in a statement.
He said the conflict-ravaged country “risks becoming once again a platform for international terrorists to plan and organize attacks on our homelands. And ISIS (Islamic State) could rebuild in Afghanistan the terror caliphate it lost in Syria and Iraq.” The US decision comes just days after Trump installed a new slate of loyalists in top Pentagon positions who share his frustration with the continued troop presence in the war zones. 
The expected plans would leave 2,500 troops in Afghanistan after mid-January. 

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