US to keep about 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

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    Roughly 650 #UStroops are expected to remain in #Afghanistan to provide security for diplomats after the main American #military force completes its #withdrawal, which is set to be largely done in the next two weeks, US. FRANCE 24’s Nanna Muus Steffensen tells us more.

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