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Last American soldier leaves Afghanistan, ending 20-year war; here’s all you need to know about him

The longest war of America with Afghanistan came to an end on Monday as the last American troop left the country after 20 years of military operations. As soon as the last American soldier left the country, the Taliban started the celebratory gunfire in the wee hours of Tuesday, and the senior officials of the Taliban declared it as the watershed moment.

Who is the last American soldier to leave Afghanistan?

The Department of Defense of US shared a post on Twitter in which they shared the picture of the last American soldier as he was leaving Afghanistan. They tweeted that the last US soldier to leave Afghanistan was Major General Chris Donahue. He is the commanding general of the 82nd ABN division and 18 airborne corps. He boarded on the US Air Force C-17 on August 30, 2021, and with this, the US mission in Kabul came to an end.

In the initial days of August, the Taliban took full control of Afghanistan, after the US decision of withdrawing its forces. US President Joe Biden set the deadline and said that on August 31, the US will withdraw its forces from Afghanistan. However, the last American troop left Afghanistan a day before the end of the deadline.

US general Kenneth McKenzie told reporters on Monday that the withdrawal mission of the US from Afghanistan has now been completed, and this puts an end to the military mission to evacuate American citizens.

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The final flight of America left at 1929 GMT just before the start of Tuesday in Kabul. The final flight also carried Ross Wilson, the ambassador of Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, US secretary of state Antony Blinken said that the US will continue to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan through independent organisations like United Nation Agencies and NGOs.

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