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Press Release | June 8, 2021

Update on withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan June 7, 2021

June 8, 2021
Release Number: 20210608-02

TAMPA, Fla. - U.S. Central Command provides the following update on the orderly and responsible withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, as of 10 a.m. on June 7, 2021.

Since the President's decision, the DoD has retrograded the equivalent of approximately 500 C-17 loads of material out of Afghanistan and have turned nearly 13,000 pieces of equipment to the Defense Logistics Agency for disposition.

The 13,000 pieces of equipment are comprised almost entirely of federal excess personal property. This equipment does not consist of defensive articles or are considered to be major equipment.

Also, the U.S. has officially handed over six facilities to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. We anticipate additional transfers of bases and military assets in the future which will support the ANDSF/GIRoA as they work to stabilize and defend their nation.

U.S. Central Command estimates that we have completed greater than 50% of the entire retrograde process.

NOTE: For operational security reasons and to preserve force protection, we will not be updating the specific percentage of the exit process going forward.