Fighting continues on Afghan soil and Asian country government and Taliban Face each other until a ceasefire is reached, The United States views the war in Afghanistan as the longest it has been involved in. (Learn more at the end of the article).
“We are not going to Afghanistan to build a nation. Afghan leaders must work together to move the country to the future,” Biden said in a White House speech.
Demetrius: ‘US pulls out of Afghanistan under pressure of public opinion’
Last week, The U.S. military says a car bomb had exploded at an Iraqi police recruiting center at Kisak, west of Baghdad, A major U.S. military installation in Afghanistan. The site was handed over to the Afghan government administration. According to Reuters, there are still U.S. soldiers at a small base in the capital, Kabul – the number has not been identified – but they are expected to return home soon.
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US troops and Western allies leave Baghram, Afghanistan’s largest air base
The withdrawal has been going on gradually for several months, and this is one Campaign promises Of the former president Donald Trump What Biden continued After taking office in January. Opponents of the move fear a resurgence of the Taliban terrorist group, Which may return to dominate Afghanistan – occurred during the September 11, 2001 attacks.
However, Biden says the war in Afghanistan is one “Invincible War”, Without a military solution. “How many thousands more American sons and daughters do you want to endanger?”Asked the President.
“I’m not going to send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan without a reasonable expectation of a different outcome,” Biden said.
‘Longest War in American History’
Afghan soldier at Bakram base gate on July 2, 2021 – Photo: Mohammad Ismail / Reuters
The United States attacked Afghanistan and then Iraq September 11, 2001 attack, The Pentagon was attacked by a plane when terrorists shot down the twin towers of the World Trade Center, shooting down a plane in Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Armed Forces invaded Afghanistan on October 7, less than a month after the terrorist attack.
At the time, the radical Islamic Taliban group was led by Mohammed Omar and controlled 90% of the country, although it was not recognized as a government. HIM-HER-IT.
In a video frame released by Osama bin Laden in May 2015. US intelligence captures bin Laden hideout in 2011, killing former terrorist leader – Photo: Reproduction / via AFP
US President George W. Bush has ordered an invasion following the Taliban’s refusal to extradite Osama bin Laden, the architect of the attack on the Twin Towers.
Bin Laden was killed only in 2011, In a US operation in Pakistan, already in the government of former US President Barack Obama.
More than 100,000 civilians have been killed or injured in the last decade alone, according to the UN.
Since the beginning of the war, the United States has spent about $ 1 trillion (approximately R 5.7 trillion) on military spending in Afghanistan.