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US pullout from Afghanistan at least 13% complete: Pentagon

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Washington (AFP) – The US withdrawal from Afghanistan is between 13 percent and 20 percent complete, the Pentagon’s Central Command said Tuesday, as it pushes to beat a September deadline for the pullout. CentCom said that since President Joe Biden ordered the exit in April, it had removed the equivalent of 115 fully loaded C-17 cargo aircraft worth of material from the country, while consigning more than 5,000 pieces of equipment to a Pentagon agency for destruction. CentCom has also turned over five facilities to the Afghan Defense Ministry, including Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanista…

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