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The last American planes took off from Kabul

Associated press

Last troops leave Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war

The United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan on Monday evening, ending America’s longest war and closing a chapter in military history that will likely be remembered for colossal failures, broken promises and a frenzied final sortie that claimed the lives of over 180 Afghans and 13 US servicemen. members, some barely older than the war. Hours before the deadline set by President Joe Biden on Tuesday for the closure of a final airlift, thus ending the American war, Air Force transport planes transported a remaining contingent of troops from the Kabul airport. Thousands of soldiers spent two grueling weeks protecting a hasty and risky airlift of tens of thousands of Afghans, Americans and others seeking to escape a country once again ruled by Taliban militants.