KABUL (AFP) - The United States has withdrawn its advisers from the Afghan government's media centre following a news conference in which NATO air strikes and night raids were heavily criticised. The US embassy confirmed the withdrawal but said the move had been under consideration for some time and was part of the transition to Afghan control, and that the timing of the press conference was coincidental. One Government Media and Information Centre (GMIC) staff member criticised the leadership at the centre, saying they were pushing an anti-American agenda.