The United States has completely withdrawn its troops from Afghanistan. With this, Afghanistan was liberated from the hands of foreign troops after 20 long years.
A report released by the Associated Press (AP) on Tuesday states that the US military has finally left Afghanistan, leaving behind “about 200 Americans” in Kabul. At the same time, thousands of Afghans willing to leave the country were also left behind. They now have to rely on the Taliban’s permission to leave Kabul.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that even if the United States finally leaves Afghanistan, Washington will continue to try to bring out U.S. citizens and Afghans in the country. “The United States would work with neighbors to bring them out by air or land when the Kabul airport reopened,” he also said.
The U.S. secretary of state said although the U.S. diplomatic mission in Kabul is suspended and taken to Doha, its citizens and Afghans with U.S. passports will be allowed to leave Afghanistan if they wish.
The Pentagon says it has rescued more than 123,000 civilians since August 15.
Meanwhile, the Taliban declared Afghanistan an independent state after the last US flight left Kabul late Monday night.
As soon as US forces left Kabul airport on Monday night, it was completely taken over by the Taliban. Taliban fighters stormed Kabul airport, dressed as US troops, armed with sophisticated guns, helmets and night-vision cameras.