President Joe Biden has said he stands “squarely” behind the US exit from Afghan


President Joe Biden has said he stands "squarely" behind the US exit from Afghan


President Joe Biden has said he stands “squarely” behind the US exit from Afghanistan as he faces withering criticism over the Taliban’s lightning conquest of the war-torn country.

“How many more American lives is it worth?” said the president.

He said despite the “gut-wrenching” scenes in Kabul “there is never a good time to withdraw US forces”.

On Sunday the Taliban declared victory after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled and his government collapsed.

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