Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said on Tuesday that the US troops withdrawal process is continuing "at pace with nothing more than minor harassing attacks that have had no impact."
Addressing a press briefing, Kirby said the US hopes this remains the case going forward but that they are "not going to take anything just on hope and face value.
We have to assume, and we have to plan for the potential that it could be resisted and could be opposed by the Taliban. So weíre continuing to take all precautions, make sure that General [Scott] Miller [the commander of the Resolute Support Mission] has all the options at his disposal to be able to do this safely."
This comes after the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Tuesday the retrograde is between 13 and 20 percent complete.
CENTCOM said in a statement it has withdrawn approximately 115 C-17 military cargo flight loads of material from Afghanistan and turned over more than 5,000 pieces of equipment to the Defense Logistics Agency for destruction.
The command also noted that they have turned over five facilities to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.