US troops withdrawal: Afghan forces try to maintain calm in Achin

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    The Trump administration plans to withdraw 2,500 US troops from Afghanistan in January, in a further push to end its longest war. Many US bases are being handed over to the Afghan army despite a surge in violence. Al Jazeera’s Filio Kontrafouri visited one of those bases in Achin, a once volatile region in the east where security forces are trying to maintain a fragile calm. –

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