New Delhi: There comes an end to 20-years of the military operation of United States troops in the land of Afghanistan. The withdrawal of American troops brings deliverance, or a new phase of the pronouncement by Taliban rule is still a perplexity.
The last U.S. military planes flew out of the defenseless nation, bringing an end to a long-drawn operation in the land.
As per reports, five American C-17cargo flights took off from the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Tuesday.
Sharing a picture of Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division in Twitter, the department of defense, has notified that Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue is leaving in C-17 to leave Kabul and was the last soldier to move out of Afghan land.
The 20-years of U.S. military operation in Afghanistan began after the 9/11 terror attack in the U.S. by al Qaeda terrorists. It was during the rule of U.S. president George Bush; the war began in Afghanistan.
More than $2 trillion was the expense of the war, including in which more than 1 70,000 persons died. However, it failed to beat the Taliban, which allowed Al Qaeda to work there.
Around 122,000 persons, including 5 4000 Americans, were evacuated and flown from Afghanistan since July as on Monday.
In a tweet, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated, “U.S. armed flights have stopped, and our troops have left Afghanistan. A new chapter of America’s engagement with Afghanistan has started. It’s one in which we will lead with our diplomacy.”
Blinken further wrote, “The United States will continue to carry humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people. It will not pass through the government yet rather through autonomous groups, like @UN agencies & NGOs. We suppose that the Taliban or no one will hinder those exercises”.
At the same time, Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, noted the day as “full independence” of Afghanistan as the last American fighters departed Afghanistan.
The Taliban marked the “full independence” of Afghanistan with shootings burst out across the town.
President Joe Biden wrote in a statement, “I want to acknowledge our commanders and the men and women working under them for their execution of the critical retrograde from Afghanistan as programmed – in the early morning hours of August 31, Kabul time – with no more loss of American lives. The past 17 days have seen our troops execute the largest airlift in U.S. records, evacuating over 120,000 US residents, residents of our associates, and Afghan associates of the United States. They have done it with unmatched strength, professionalism, and purpose. Now, our 20-year military presence in Afghanistan has ended.”