In late April, President Biden announced it was time "to end the forever war" in Afghanistan, saying the US has accomplished its mission. We noted in May that US troops were expected to be out of the Middle Eastern country by early to mid-July, well before the Sept. 11 deadline set by Biden. New developments on Friday indicate that all US forces have been removed from a major airbase.
"All American soldiers and members of NATO forces have left the Bagram airbase," a senior US security official on condition of anonymity told Reuters.
Two decades since US troops landed at Bagram, the base was a major command and logistical base for the entire operation in Afghanistan. The base is located about an hour and 20-minute drive north of Kabul.