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    The president is taking the White House podium to shed more light on his plans to withdraw US military personnel from the country by 11 September.

    Sputnik is live from Washington, DC as President Joe Biden gives an update on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

    Earlier this month, American troops vacated the Bagram Airfield, which had been the largest US military base in the country. 

    According to Biden's plan, which he announced in April, US troops will pull out from the country on the 20th  anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which prompted the US to invade Afghanistan as part of its War on Terror.

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