The US is preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan-third of the military contingent

США готовятся вывести из Афганистана треть военного контингента

Next week, the United States intends to announce the conclusion of 4 thousand troops from Afghanistan, a third of American troops in the country, reports NBC News, citing sources among current and former U.S. officials, reports LB.

Currently in Afghanistan there are 12 to 13 thousand troops. According to sources, after reduction of the contingent will remain there up to 9 thousand American military.

The sources did not say when will start the withdrawal of troops, noting that this will be a phased withdrawal, which will last a few months.

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