U.S. military says it has begun withdrawing troops from Afghanistan
The U.S. military says it has begun withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
That's according to a statement by a U.S. military spokesman in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday.
It's a step forward on the Trump administration's peace deal with the Taliban.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also praised the Afghan president for promising to stop dragging his feet on a Taliban prisoner release.
The next step is intra-Afghan talks between all factions including the Taliban.
But the Afghan government is in disarray over who actually won last year's presidential election, and has yet to put together a negotiating team.
The incumbent president and his main rival held dueling inaugurations Monday.
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