Many Afghans have mixed feelings about tonight's announcement from President Obama that the US will begin drawing down the levels of troops in Afghanistan.
Though initial estimates look to be modest, many Afghans are greeting the news of US withdrawal with a mix of joy and concern.
“People are happy when they hear that the foreigners are preparing to leave. All the security problems are because of them. If they leave, who will Al Qaeda and the Taliban say they are fighting against?” says Shah Wali, a money exchanger in Kabul. “Personally, I think they should not leave too fast. They should do it step by step.”
Mr. Obama is expected to make an official announcement tonight about the drawdown and exactly how many soldiers will leave.
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