ANKARA

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday his country should no longer be a police force in Afghanistan after 19 years, calling for a withdrawal of troops.

“We are acting as a police force, not the fighting force that we are, in Afghanistan. After 19 years, it is time for them to police their own Country,” Trump said on Twitter.

Trump noted that Washington would continue to closely monitor Afghanistan without having a military presence, eyeing a stronger return if needed.

“Bring our soldiers back home but closely watch what is going on and strike with a thunder like never before, if necessary!” he said.

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