The last US soldiers were evacuated from the Kabul airport at midnight on Monday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid wrote on Twitter.
“The Taliban seeks international legitimacy and support. Our message is: any legitimacy and any support will have to be earned,” Blinken said in an address to the nation hours after the US concluded...
America's 20-year-old military presence in Afghanistan has ended, President Joe Biden announced, hours after the United States withdrew all of its soldiers from the war-ravaged country.
In an interview with ABC News, Biden said the US will do “everything in our power” to evacuate Americans and US allies from Afghanistan before the deadline .
Pentagon officials said that after interruptions on Monday, the airlift was back on track and being accelerated despite weather problems, amid regular communication with Taliban leaders.
“Over the next 48 hours, we will have expanded our security presence to nearly 6,000 troops, with a mission-focused solely on facilitating these efforts and will be taking over air traffic control, ...
But even as high-level US diplomats head to the region, they're meeting with more doubts from Afghanistan's neighbours about any such security partnering with the United States.
Haiti's interim government has asked the US and UN to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it tries to stabilise the country and prepare for elections in the aftermath of President Jovenel...
US forces are scheduled to leave Afghanistan by August 31 after nearly 20 years of battling the Taliban.
“How many more, how many more thousands of American daughters and sons are you willing to risk?” Biden said to those calling for the US to extend the military operation.