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Last U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan After 20 Years of War

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31.08.2021

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The U.S. military’s 20-year war in Afghanistan is now officially over.

On Monday night in Kabul, just minutes before midnight and U.S. President Joe Biden’s self-imposed Aug. 31 deadline to extract U.S. forces, a final American C-17 aircraft took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport, capping weeks of chaotic evacuation efforts.

The U.S. military’s 20-year war in Afghanistan is now officially over.

On Monday night in Kabul, just minutes before midnight and U.S. President Joe Biden’s self-imposed Aug. 31 deadline to extract U.S. forces, a final American C-17 aircraft took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport, capping weeks of chaotic evacuation efforts.

The last U.S. officials to leave Afghanistan were Gen. Christopher Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, and Ross Wilson, the acting U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, according to Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Jr., commander of........

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