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President Biden has said he wants US troops out of Afghanistan by 11 September this year, pushing back a 1 May deadline agreed to by former President Trump.

“It’s time to end America’s longest war,” Mr Biden said.

We’ve been looking at how much the US has spent in Afghanistan since the war began.

What forces did the US send?

The US invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 to oust the Taliban, whom they said were harbouring Osama Bin Laden and other al-Qaeda figures linked to the 9/11 attacks.

US troop numbers in Afghanistan grew

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