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SDF troops in Pakistan to be recalled soon

  • August 31, 2021
  • , Asahi, Nikkei
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Asahi and Nikkei reported that the GOJ has decided to withdraw by the end of this week the SDF personnel and three transport planes currently deployed to Pakistan for evacuating Japanese aid workers and their Afghan staff members in time for the U.S. military withdrawal on Aug. 31. An NSC meeting will be convened soon, after which Defense Minister Kishi is expected to issue a drawdown order.

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