Pentagon reveals photos of the last U.S. soldier leaving Afghanistan to end the 20-year war


There is a saying that a photo is worth 1,000 words. This is from the Pentagon and summarizes the 20-year war.

The Pentagon has released a photo of what it said was “the last American soldier to leave Afghanistan” when US troops withdrew from the country prior to President Joe Biden’s Tuesday deadline.

Images that appear to be captured through a night-vision scope are Maj. Gen. Chris DonohueCommander of the 82nd Airborne Division XVIII Airborne Corps aboard a C-17 cargo plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

“We were in awe of our Sky Dragon soldiers. This was a very tough and pressured mission full of multiple intricacies, and there was always a lively threat. Our army , Grit, discipline, sympathy, “said the XVIII Airborne Corps. Said in a tweet..

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The United States sought to eradicate al-Qaeda in a war in Afghanistan almost 20 years ago after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Thousands of U.S. troops evacuate U.S. citizens and Afghan allies this month as the U.S.-backed Afghan government collapsed after withdrawing abroad prior to the August 31 deadline set by President Joe Biden. It was sent back to Afghanistan to help. And the Taliban took over.

A suicide explosion outside the airport gates on Thursday killed 13 U.S. military personnel and dozens of people in an attack blamed by Islamic State affiliates.

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who spoke at the State Department on Monday, announced that the United States had moved its diplomatic activities from the Afghan embassy to Doha, Qatar.

He also said less “200, probably close to 100” US citizens Those who want to leave the country after the withdrawal of the United States remain in Afghanistan, and the administration tries to help them leave the country.

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Original author: Daniel Chaitin

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