US starts troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in hope of ending ‘forever war’

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    The United States formally begins withdrawing its last troops from Afghanistan Saturday, bringing its longest war nearer to an end but also heralding an uncertain future for a country in the tightening grip of an emboldened Taliban.

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