The last American soldiers left Afghanistan, the American Ministry of Defense announced tonight, which left that country in the hands of the Taliban.
“The last C-17 plane took off from Kabul airport on August 30,” at 7:29 p.m. CET, General Kenneth McKenzie said.
According to him, since the evacuation of soldiers is completed, the diplomatic mission will ensure that as many American citizens and Afghans as possible are allowed to leave the country.
The Pentagon stated that the ambassador and one general were the last Americans to leave Afghan soil.
The operation to evacuate the Americans and Afghans began on August 14, when the Taliban took power in Afghanistan.
At the time of the announcement of the withdrawal of the American army, shootings were heard in Kabul as a sign of the Taliban celebration.
“We have gone down in history,” an unnamed Taliban official said after U.S. forces left.
The US military withdrawal from Afghanistan ended 24 hours earlier, because US President Joseph Biden said that the withdrawal would be over on August 31.