CNN article The U.K. and the United States are set to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in coming weeks, following the death of one American soldier in an Afghan ambush.
U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan have struggled to keep pace with the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and other insurgent groups as they fight the Taliban insurgency in their country’s east.
The departure of U.N. peacekeepers and a withdrawal of U .
S. and British forces from the country’s northern border with Pakistan will likely add to the number of foreign troops that are in the country.
The U.k. and U.A.E. nations will also withdraw their Special Operations forces from Afghanistan, with Britain saying it would be a “difficult decision” to leave.
The U .
K. said it would leave its “most important partner” Afghanistan, where its forces have played a key role in fighting the Taliban, after a two-year mission.
The death of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a U.B.K..
attack in Pakistan on Monday has reignited an already intense debate over the future of the U.s. mission in Afghanistan.
The United States has said that the soldier was taken prisoner in Afghanistan and freed without charge by a terrorist group.
The Taliban have denied responsibility for the attack and have vowed to attack the U .k. again.