(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 02, 2012 a German soldier keeps watch during a patrol near Taloqan, the capital of Takhar province. Germany's defence ministry on April 21, 2021 said it planned to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by early July, after the United States announced plans to pull out by September 11. / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE
A German soldier keeps watch during a patrol near Taloqan, the capital of Takhar province. AFP

Nato begins troop withdrawal from Afghanistan


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