The White House confirmed on April 29 that U.S. troops had begun to withdraw from Afghanistan, and a NATO official said the same day that NATO troops in Afghanistan had also begun to withdraw.
U.S. defense officials said it was unclear whether all details of the evacuation process, which will be completed by September 11, would be revealed because of concerns that U.S. personnel would be attacked by the Taliban when they left.
With the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops, there are fears that Afghan security forces will be attacked by more Taliban.
More than 100 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in an exchange of fire with the Taliban since the U.S. government decided to withdraw its troops, afghan officials said On April 29.
The number of deadly attacks on Afghan forces rose sharply in the first quarter of this year, according to a report by the U.S. government.