Transcript for By The Numbers: American involvement in Afghanistan
As we reported president Biden said that he will withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before September 11 because quote. It's time to end America's longest war. We take a closer look by the numbers we're now approaching the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 attacks had a US invasion of Afghanistan. Fighting is the fourth US president to preside over the American troop presence in that country. Roughly 2.5 hundred US troops remain in Afghanistan. American troop levels reached a high of 100000. Troops of August 10 2010 the stated that level for much of the next year. And it's estimated that more than 800000. Americans have served at least one tour in Afghanistan. All told more than 2300. US troops have died in this war and another 20000 troops have been wounded. Plus more than 43000. Afghan civilians have been killed that's according to the Watson institute of Brown University. 825. Billion dollars that's the cost to date of US military operations in Afghanistan according to the Pentagon. Finally zero. That's how many lasting cease fires they're being seen decades of fighting a reminder that this war is not over even if US forces will no longer be a part of it.
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