Britain, following the U.S., intends to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

Britain will withdraw almost all of its military contingent from Afghanistan, The Times reported on April 14.

The day before it became known that US President Joe Biden decided to withdraw the entire contingent of 2,500 American troops from Afghanistan.

According to the newspaper, 750 British servicemen are currently staying in Afghanistan. It is noted that they may face difficulties without American support, because they are using the bases and infrastructure of the United States.

In addition, Britain may transfer control of its academy in Kabul, where British specialists are training local soldiers, to the Afghan authorities.

In February 2020 in Qatar, U.S. and radical Taliban representatives signed the first peace agreement in more than 18 years of war, providing for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 14 months and the start of an inter-Afghan dialogue following a prisoner exchange deal.

The Taliban guaranteed that they would not use Afghan territory to threaten the security of the United States and its allies.