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NATO troops leave Afghanistan as fighting escalates | DW News

Last night the final German troops stationed in Afghanistan left the country. Later this week the withdrawal of US troops is expected to be completed ending a mission that began almost two decades ago, a mission that became America's longest war. It was the 9-11 terror attacks in the US in 2001 that prompted the US-led mission in Afghanistan. The target: the Taliban which controlled Afghanistan at the time and had given the 9-11 terrorists a place to plot their attacks. Two trillion dollars later and countless casualties among Afghan civilians and alliance forces can anyone claim mission accomplished? As the withdrawals end, the Taliban is reclaiming territory quickly. The top US general predicted a civil war could erupt within months. And that could spell doom for the fragile progress that was achieved under the protective umbrella of an alliance that is now going home. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/dwdeutsch
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