Taliban celebrates victory as last US troops leave Afghanistan after 20 years

Taliban celebrates victory as last US troops leave Afghanistan after 20 years



Taliban fighters fired their guns into the air in celebration in Kabul as the last US troops left Afghanistan nearly twenty years after it arrived the country following the September 11, 2001 attacks on America.



Marine General Frank McKenzie, the head of the US Central Command, made the withdrawal announcement at a Pentagon news briefing on Monday, August 30, after the last troops sent to evacuate Americans and Afghans at risk following the Taliban’s return to power flew out of the capital Kabul.



"I’m here to announce the completion of our withdrawal from Afghanistan and the end of the military mission to evacuate American citizens," McKenzie said.



McKenzie said the last flight, a large C-17 military transport, took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport one minute before midnight Kabul time.



Recall that US President Joe Biden set a deadline of August 31 for the withdrawal earlier this year.



The final withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan meant the US military could not evacuate all the people that it had hoped to, said Central Command head General Kenneth McKenzie.Latest Post
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