Islam Times 23 Oct 2020 232020000000Fri, 23 Oct 2020 23:14:37 -0400 23:14 https://www.islamtimes.org/en/news/893691/nato-has-reduced-number-of-troops-in-afghanistan-to-under-12-000-stoltenberg -------------------------------------------------- Title : NATO Has Reduced Number of Troops in Afghanistan to under 12,000: Stoltenberg -------------------------------------------------- Islam Times - NATO has reduced its military personnel in Afghanistan to fewer than 12,000, the alliance’s chief Jens Stoltenberg stated. Text : NATO backs the [Afghan] peace process, and we have adjusted our presence to support it; a few years ago, we had over 100,000 troops engaged in combat operations. Now we have reduced our presence to under 12,000 , Stoltenberg said at a press conference after a meeting of NATO defense ministers. Regarding the peace process, Stoltenberg stressed the need for the Taliban to sever all ties with the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization.