Afghanistan Endgame: UK’s 20-year military campaign ends

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “Afghanistan Endgame: UK’s 20-year military campaign ends” – below is their description.

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned of “perils” on the ground as he signalled the end of the UK’s 20-year military campaign in Afghanistan and promised not to turn his back on the country.

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    In This Story: Afghanistan

    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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