October 20, 2014

US starts military equipment withdrawal from Afghanistan

By Meena Haseeb - Sun Feb 10 2013, 1:06 pm

US starts military equipment withdrawal from AfghanistanAccording to reports at least 25 containers carrying NATO troops military equipments left Afghanistan and arrived in Pakistan on Sunday.

Custom officials said the first convoy of at least 25 containers, loaded with US military equipment from a key NATO base in Afghanistan, reached Torkham border in strict security, where Bilal custom clearance company get cleared documents of the containers.

The convoy reportedly left for Karachi port after custom clearance.

Pakistani officials also added that the second fleet of containers of military equipment will also reach Torkham from Afghanistan in the near future.

This comes as US president Barack Obama in January announced to accelerate the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan, with the 66,000 American troops moving this spring to a largely training and advisory role.

In the meantime a spokesman for the Bilal clearance company, Fawad Khan said the second fleet of containers of military equipment will also reach Torkham from Bagram very soon.

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