Afghan troops fear loss of air support if U.S. pulls out forces

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier keeps watch at a check point on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan December 31, 2018. Picture taken December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

GHAZNI, Afghanistan (Reuters) – For hard-pressed Afghan troops, uncertainty over a planned withdrawal of U.S. forces has raised fears that they will lose American air support, one of the few decisive advantages over increasingly confident Taliban fighters. Afghanistan has been shaken by reports that more than 5,000 U.S. troops may pull out in the coming […]

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