The command of the American army began the transfer of troops from Iraq to Afghanistan. The withdrawal became possible after the victory over the terrorist group «Islamic state» in Iraq who lost all their possessions.
In total, there are about 5,000 American troops. 4.000 of them support and train Iraqi soldiers and Kurdish militia who fought with ISIS. The rest, the majority, representatives of the special forces.
The transfer was started about a week ago, in accordance with the agreement between the two governments. Iraq has left dozens of soldiers. The number of American troops in Afghanistan will increase by 4,000 soldiers.
Note that the US does not intend to withdraw its troops from Syria. The chief of the Central komandovanie General Joe Votel said that us troops will not be withdrawn from the area of Manbij, which should be the next target of «operation Olive branch». «We do not plan», — briefly said the commander.
On 27 January Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu urged the United States to immediately evacuate personnel from area. «It is also necessary to undertake concrete steps to stop supporting Groups of national resistance,» he said.