US commander warns of worse violence in Afghanistan when American troops leave – BBC News

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    America’s longest-serving commander in Afghanistan says he expects Taliban violence to get worse, as US-led forces withdraw from the country over the coming months.

    President Biden has said that all US troops will leave the country by September 2021, ending a deployment that’s lasted 20 years.

    Recent violence has included a bomb attack outside a school in Kabul in which dozens of schoolgirls were killed.

    Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Kabul by chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet.

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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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