September 20, 2021

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The gunshots mark the last moments of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan

The gunshots mark the last moments of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan

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Since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan, the United States has evacuated more than 100,000 civilians

After two decades of military presence in Afghanistan, the United States ended Tuesday (31/8 Afghanistan time) its complete withdrawal from the Asian country.

According to General Frank McKenzie, “Every serving US military personnel is now out of Afghanistan.”

General Chris Donahoe became the last soldier to leave Afghan soil, aboard a C-17 cargo plane.

McKenzie added that since the fundamentalist Islamic Taliban movement took power in the Asian country in mid-August, the United States has evacuated 123,000 civilians from Afghan soil. Those who have withdrawn are Americans, Afghans, or a third national.