US President Donald Trump will announce a further reduction in American troops in Afghanistan in the coming days, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Trump will announce a further drawdown of US troops from Iraq, the news agency said citing a senior US official.
Trump is trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden in polls ahead of the Nov. 3 election. His announcement, and the timing of it, may be aimed at convincing voters that he is following through on promises to end what he has described as America’s endless wars, according to Reuters.
The United States currently has about 8,600 troops in Afghanistan. Last month, Trump said that there was plan to lower that number to 4,000-5,000 by November election.
There are around 5,200 US troops in Iraq.