September 25, 2021

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The U.S. Department of Defense says the last U.S. soldier to leave Afghanistan is Major General

The last American soldier to leave a Major General Afghanistan This Monday (30), according to the Department of Defense United States (See image above). Christopher Donahue is known as the Brigadier General in Brazil.

Head Aerial DivisionAn army unit specializing in parachute operations in dangerous areas was sent to Afghanistan to assist in the withdrawal of diplomats, soldiers and allies following the resumption of Taliban power.

In a picture released by U.S. security, Donohu ​​is seen alone with a gun as he prepares to board an Army C-17 aircraft. Behind him, you can see a hangar at the Kabul airport.

As The last flight of the US Army took off From Kabul International Airport this Monday, The longest military occupation in American history came to an end.

Major General Christopher Donahue (right) talks to soldiers at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan – Photo: Reproduction / 82 ndABNDiv

U.S. President Joe Biden said in a statement that the withdrawal was a task The U.S. military has been in Afghanistan for two decades And pay tribute to the 13 soldiers killed in a terrorist attack at Kabul airport last week.

“[A missão foi concluída] In the early hours of August 31, Kabul time, and more Americans will not lose their lives, “the president said.

Biden at the White House after the attack in Kabul on Thursday (26). – Photo: REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst

He said the international community expects to issue a statement on Tuesday afternoon (31) explaining the decision not to extend the withdrawal of troops beyond the established deadline. The Taliban are fulfilling their commitment to allow those who want to leave the country to leave the country.

The head of the US Central Command, the organization responsible for military operations in the region, General Frank McKenzie told a news conference The U.S. ambassador to Kabul boarded the last flight on Monday Leaving the International Airport of the Capital of Afghanistan.

“The last American resident left Kabul airport at 12:00 and our country gained full independence,” a spokesman wrote on Twitter.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen said in a statement that he expects more countries to come forward to permanently retake Afghanistan. “This activity is a global initiative in all respects,” he pointed out.

According to him, “a new chapter in US engagement with Afghanistan has begun, in which we will lead with diplomacy.” (Watch the video below).

Commenting on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the US Secretary of State said, ‘Military work is over, but diplomacy is beginning.

The secretary said diplomatic operations in the country had ended after his withdrawal this Monday and he had been transferred to Doha, Qatar. But he promised that if the Americans who stayed in Afghanistan changed their minds, they would get more help.

“Protecting Americans overseas is the industry’s most important and lasting task,” Blingen said.

The Taliban returned to power on August 15 and seized control of the airport The fall of the Afghan government to extremists. On a social network, a spokesman for the group announced the end of the occupation and celebrated what he called “freedom.”

According to the Pentagon, More than 120,000 Americans have been expelled from Afghanistan In the last two weeks. Approximately 500 citizens would have chosen to stay in the country. Blinken estimates they will be between 150 and 200, but says that number is difficult to specify because there are so many who are dual citizens.

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