Under election-year pressure from US President Donald Trump for a deal allowing him to bring home American troops, the war-torn country's grand assembly, or Loya Jirga, on Sunday approved the release, a controversial condition raised by the Taliban militants to join peace talks.
The US war in Afghanistan is the longest war the United States ever fought in history. The US and the Taliban signed an agreement in February for peace in Afghanistan after more than 18 years of conflict, but the situation in Afghanistan still remains
Hundreds of people have been killed since fighting began on Nov.4, more than 41,000 refugees have fled to Sudan and there are reports of militias targeting civilians.
US officials on the ground say the withdrawal is already a work in progress — and May 1 is just a continuation — but Washington has made an issue of the date because it is a deadline agreed with the Taliban in 2020 to complete the pullout.
Sheikh Abdullah continued by saying, "It is the true mark of leadership in this moment of crisis to refrain from provocations and reprisals, and to instead work towards a de-escalation of tensions."
Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer tweeted that the last Bundeswehr soldiers "left Afghanistan safely” on Tuesday evening, ending a nearly 20-year deployment there alongside US and other international forces.
US President Joe Biden on Saturday held his first phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas since taking office, amid heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli air strikes hammered the Gaza Strip on Monday, after a week of violence between the Jewish state and Palestinian militants left more than 200 people dead as international calls for de-escalation went unheeded.
Despite securing a seat at the table in UN-brokered peace talks with the government, they have been unable to achieve the dreams of protesters who took to Syria’s streets 10 years ago to demand Assad step down.