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Troops Pullout From Afganistan Underway: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The US military´s withdrawal from Afghanistan is proceeding steadily toward President Joe Biden´s September deadline with as much as 12 percent of the work completed, the Pentagon´s regional Central Command said.

As of Monday, the United States had “retrograded” the equivalent of enough gear to fill 104 C-17 Globemasters, the military´s massive transport, Centcom said in a statement using the Pentagon´s term for the pullout.

They had also turned over more than 1,800 pieces of equipment to a separate logistics agency from destruction. US forces have also turned over one of the bases, Camp Antonik in Helmand Province, to Afghan forces.