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U.S. Army Tenth Mountain Division soldiers stand security at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021. (US Navy/Central Command Public Affairs/Sergeant Isaiah Campbell/Handout via Reuters)

The U.S. has begun to reduce troop levels at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan ahead of President Biden’s August 31 deadline for a full withdrawal, multiple outlets confirmed on Tuesday.

A senior defense official said some troops not critical to the evacuation effort from Afghanistan have already left the airport, in comments to CNN.

“So far, the reduction does not affect the mission,” the official said. “If you can have a smaller mission set and still conduct the mission, then you can reduce your footprint and reduce your risk.”

The reduction has started with thousands of Americans still in Afghanistan. Around 4,000 Americans, along with their families, have been evacuated from Afghanistan since mid-August, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters on Tuesday. The White House estimated last week that there were at least 11,000 Americans in the country.

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