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Taliban say they hold 80 per cent of Afghanistan as US announces 650 troops will remain after withdrawal

Roughly 650 US troops are expected to remain in Afghanistan to provide security for diplomats after the main American military force completes its withdrawal, which is set to be largely done in the next two weeks, US officials have said.

In addition, several hundred American forces will remain at the Kabul airport, potentially until September, to assist Turkish troops providing security, the officials said on condition of anonymity.

  • Tracey Shelton
  • ABC News

Officials said the US expects to have most troops out by July 4, or …

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