Bagram Airfield in Lansac Afghanistan, a predator after the U.S. military has left

Dozens of looters plundered Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan early on Friday, and Afghan troops took control after US troops hid at night and secretly left the site.

Afghan Bagram district manager Dawish Rauffy told The Associated Press that the U.S. departure took place overnight without special coordination with local authorities, resulting in dozens of locals before Afghan troops moved. Said the looters had attacked the defenseless gates of the base. To.

“They were stopped, some were arrested, and the rest were expelled from the base,” Laufy said, adding that the looters looted some buildings before being detained.

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Part of the vast Bagram Airfield is visible after the US military departs in Afghanistan on July 5, 2021. (RahmatGul / AP photo)

The Pentagon announced on Friday that it has completely vacated the Bagram facility, the country’s largest airfield, about an hour’s drive from Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

Bagram’s new Afghan commander, General Mir Asadura Kohistani, said: [heard] Rumors that Americans have left Bagram … and finally by 7:00 in the morning it turned out that they had already been confirmed to have left. “

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Tuesday that the change of Bagram Airfield was subject to extensive coordination between the government’s Afghan leaders and Afghan security forces, but for security reasons, details of the withdrawal It was not revealed.

“The last conversation took place about 48 hours ago,” Cardy told reporters in Washington. “Obviously, for operational security reasons, not all US troops were in the exact time to leave Bagram. Again, as I said from the beginning, this drawdown is always in conflict. Had to operate under the assumption that it could be vulnerable. “

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Members of Afghan security forces are on the alert after US troops leave Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on July 5, 2021. (Rahmat Gul / AP Photo)

Kirby addressed the issue of Bagram’s new commander not being notified of the details of the spill, adding that he was irresponsible, saying “I can’t talk about the level of information down the Afghan chain of command.” To give the exact time the US military departed.

The Pentagon said it expects the final withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan to be completed by the end of August, ahead of the September 11 deadline requested by President Joe Biden.

Fawad Aman, deputy spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, said by Newsweek that Afghanistan’s national security and defense forces are now in full control of Bagram, “to protect the base and fight terrorism. To use. “

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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