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Jul 15, 2011

First wave of U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan

KABUL-The first wave of troops the United States (U.S.) start leaving Afghanistan today. This first group included 33,000 U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan until 2012.

Earlier U.S. President Barack Obama is announcing the withdrawal of 33,000 U.S. troops in June. This troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, reportedly will end in mid-2012.

When it is finished withdrawn 33,000 troops, the troop numbers in Afghanistan will effectively left up to 65 thousand. Withdrawal is formally ended the military tasks of the other soldiers.

Regarding the withdrawal of these forces, approximately 650 U.S. troops who descended on the capital city of Parwan province has been issued on Wednesday, July 14 yesterday. Certainly there will be no replacement troops in the province.

"It is true that these forces are the first group to be expelled from Afghanistan. There will be a replacement troops to remember the president (Obama) announcement of withdrawal was issued before," said Maj. Michael Wunn told AFP on Friday (15/07/2011).

Ascertained approximately 800 other U.S. troops from the two units will begin to be withdrawn this month. End of year 2011, 10,000 U.S. troops likely to be completed is pulled out of Afghanistan.