Well, it is finally over.
After two decades, the United States has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war and closing a sad chapter in military history.
The last US Air Force evacuation flight from Kabul airport late Monday marked the end of a frantic effort to get out Americans, Afghans, and others desperate to escape the Taliban’s return to power 20 years after they were ousted in a US-led invasion.
President Biden will address the American people at 1:30 PM ET.
According to Bloomberg News, Zabihullah Mujahed, the Taliban’s top spokesman, declared that the Taliban is seeking a “good and diplomatic relationship with the Americans,” but added: “We highlight to every occupier that whoever sees Afghanistan with an evil eye will face the same fate as the Americans have faced… We’ve never given up to pressure or force, and our nation has always sought freedom.” Mujahed said the Taliban will now attempt to restart operations at the airport, and confirmed that U.S. troops destroyed unspecified equipment before leaving.
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