US President Joe Biden has announced that all American troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11 this year. The withdrawal will bring to end the country's longest war, spanning across two decades.
"US troops, as well as forces deployed by our NATO allies will be out of Afghanistan before we mark the 20th anniversary of that heinous attack on September 11,” Biden said during a televised address to the nation on Wednesday. “It's time for American troops to come home," he added.
Biden reiterated that his administration would remain alert to the threat of terrorism. Before making the announcement, Biden had spoken with former US presidents Barack Obama and George Bush.