US ends its 20-year-old war in Afghanistan as final evacuation flight leaves Kabul

The Taliban fired into the air, rejoicing at the completion of the U.S. withdrawal

Kabul: US withdrawal from Afghanistan is complete. Twenty years later, US troops are returning from Afghanistan. The last plane left Kabul and “now crosses the airspace of Afghanistan,” said General Kenneth McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command.

“Now, our 20-year military presence in Afghanistan is over,” said US President Jobidan. The president thanked the army for completing the evacuation from Afghanistan on August 31 before more lives were lost. More than 114,000 people have been airlifted from Kabul airport in the past two weeks.

The Taliban fired into the air, rejoicing at the completion of the U.S. withdrawal. “I can’t express my happiness in words, it is the result of our 20 years of sacrifice,” said one of the Taliban at the Kabul airport.

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At the same time, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution calling on Afghanistan not to threaten or attack any country, nor to harbor or train terrorists there. The resolution, which was proposed by France, the UK and the US, was approved by 13 councilors. But Russia and China abstained.

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