What future may hold for Afghanistan after U.S. troops leave

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    The United States plans to withdraw all forces from Afghanistan, apart from those guarding its embassy, by September. Despite peace overtures, the Taliban say they don’t recognize the country’s government, indicating they may push for a military victory once the U.S. withdrawal is complete.

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    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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