NATO set to delay Afghanistan withdrawal as Taliban violence surges

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Published on February 18, 2021 by

A deadline of 1st May for all international troops to be pulled out of Afghanistan is set to be extended because of a surge in Taliban violence.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the American-led invasion, and troop withdrawal is central to last year’s US-Taliban deal, signed by President Trump but now under review by President Biden.

Lyse Doucet reports for BBC News at Ten from the Afghan capital Kabul.

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