You USA announced on Monday the conclusion of the departure of their forces from the Afghanistan after a chaotic aerial withdrawal mission, nearly 20 years after the invasion of the country in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001.
More than 122,000 people were evacuated from obscene since August 14, the day before the Taliban — which in 2001 was home to the militant group Al Qaeda, who was blamed for the attacks in New York and Washington — retake control of the country.
The top US diplomat in Afghanistan, Ross Wilson, was on the last flight of a US C-17 plane, General Frank McKenzie, head of US Central Command, told a Pentagon press conference.
The emergency air withdrawal came to an end before the Tuesday deadline set by the US president, Joe Biden, who inherited a troop withdrawal agreement made with the Taliban by his predecessor Donald Trump and decided earlier this year to complete the withdrawal.
You USA and its Western allies fought to save citizens of their own countries, as well as translators, local embassy officials, civil rights activists, journalists and other Afghans vulnerable to Taliban reprisals.
The withdrawals became even more dangerous when a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State — an enemy of both the West and the Taliban — killed 13 US military personnel and dozens of Afghans waiting at the airport gates last Thursday.
Biden, who has faced intense criticism in the US and abroad for his decisions about the Afghanistan, promised after the bloody attack on Kabul airport to pursue those responsible.
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