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In early July, US President Joe Biden made a final announcement regarding the country’s participation in the 20-year war in Afghanistan. Building on the former president’s agreement with the Taliban to end military operations by May 1, Biden declared August 31 as the deadline for pulling American troops from the region.
The war in Afghanistan began just weeks after Al-Qaida perpetrated an act of terrorism against the United States on September 11, 2001. It has lasted for two decades and survived four different US administrations. Biden called for a decisive end to the war, stating that he refused to sacrifice any more American lives in a clearly “unwinnable” conflict. He urged the Afghan government and the Taliban to come to a peaceful agreement after the troops’ departure.