Germany sees more clarity on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in days

FILE PHOTO: German Defense Minister and Christian Democratic Union party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer arrives to the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, November 11, 2020. Markus Schreiber/Pool via REUTERS

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany expects to learn more details on a planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in the coming days, German defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said.

“When the Americans specify over the coming days what troops they intend to pull out and which locations (in Afghanistan) will be affected, we will see what short term effects the drawdown will have for our mission there,” she said on Tuesday.

Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Editing by Maria Sheahan

source: reuters.com

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