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Last U.S. troops leave Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. officials say the U.S. military has left Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan after nearly 20 years.

The facility was the epicenter of the war to oust the Taliban and hunt down the al-Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America.

Two officials say the airfield was handed over to the Afghan National Security and Defense Force in its entirety.

They spoke on condition they not be identified because they were not authorized to disclose the handover to the media.

One of the officials also said the U.S. top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Austin S. Miller, “still retains all the capabilities and authorities to protect the forces.”

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Associated Press



  1. Big Mistake Joe! Taliban etc. will start staging terrorist attacks from there ASAP. You put our head in the noose. Oh my mistake. That’s where you wanted it all along, wasn’t it:((

  2. What the article fails to mention is there are two sides to the Bagram Airbase. The Afghan side and the NATO side. The NATO side is much better. Better protection against rocket, mortar or artillery attack.

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