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The last American soldiers to leave Kabul ended the 20-year war in Afghanistan

View of Kabul Airport on the evening of August 30.

This is the end of twenty years of American life in Afghanistan. The last American soldiers to leave Kabul, leaving the country at the hands of the Taliban at the end of the longest war in U.S. history, the Pentagon announced on Monday, August 30th.

The last C-17 took off from Kabul Airport on August 30. At 10:30 p.m., General Kenneth McKenzie, who heads the KST, Afghanistan-based federal command, told a news conference.

“If military evacuations are completed, the diplomatic mission of more qualified American citizens and those seeking to leave Afghanistan will continue.”, General Added.

For eighteen days since August 14, US and its allies have evacuated more than 123,000 civilians from Hamid-Karzai International Airport, a senior official said.

The footage was heard Tuesday after the U.S. military confirmed they were leaving.

The U.S. military intervened in 2001 on the orders of President George W. Bush to hunt down al-Qaeda, the jihadist organization responsible for the September 11 attacks.

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Le Monde with AFP and Reuters

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