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The United States, which entered Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks to capture al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, withdrew from that country 20 years later.
General Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of US Central Forces (CENTCOM), announced that the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan was complete.
After the planes carrying the last American troops left Hamid Karzai International Airport, the Taliban was seen to have arrived at the airport.
The US Department of Defense tweeted a photo of the last soldier taken from Kabul on its official account.
In said post, there was information that the soldier in the image taken with night vision was Major General Chris Donahue.
Donahue, who texted his soldiers at 11.59pm yesterday, said: “We have done the job given to us well, I am proud of you all.”
Thereupon, the spokesman of the Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, who went to the runway of the airport where the evacuations took place, declared: “I congratulate Afghanistan … this victory is ours”.
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“The service of the United States has been a lesson for the other invaders,” Mujahid said.
THE CELEBRATED TALIBAN LOOKING AT THE AIR
With the withdrawal of the United States from the country, the 20-year period officially ended. The Taliban, which controls the capital Kabul, celebrated the departure of American soldiers by firing in the air.
IT WAS EXPENSIVE IN THE USA
It is estimated that the United States spent approximately $ 2 trillion during this 20-year period in Afghanistan.
This war, which killed approximately 48,000 Afghan civilians, also claimed the lives of nearly 2,500 American soldiers. The loss of NATO troops deployed in Afghanistan was 144.
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