The image of the withdrawal: the last US soldier to leave Afghanistan

Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the 82 Airborne Division of the US Army, has become the last American soldier in leaving Afghanistan, has revealed the

The image of the withdrawal: the last US soldier to leave Afghanistan

Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the 82 Airborne Division of the US Army, has become the last American soldier in leaving Afghanistan, has revealed the Department of Defense.

The Pentagon has published on his Twitter account a photograph of the military shortly before boarding a C-17, the military aircraft that has taken off from Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport on Monday at 23.59 local time and with which the United States To the longest war in its history.

The 82 Airborne Division is based in Fort Bragg (North Carolina) and is part of the XVIII Airborne Body of the Army.

This division of parachutists, according to its website, has fought in the first and Second World War, as well as in the Gulf War (1990-1991). He was also during the invasion of the United States to Panama (from December 20, 1989 to 3 January 1990) and in the war in Iraq (2003-2011), among others.

This Monday, the head of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), General Frank McKenzie, has announced the culmination of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the end of the mission to evacuate US citizens, nationals of third countries and vulnerable Afghans.

During a press conference from the Pentagon, in which he has intervened telematically, McKenzie has detailed that on the last US military aircraft also traveled by the US Ambassador Ross Wilson.

In addition, it has confirmed that since August 14, one day before the Taliban took Kabul, more than 79,000 civilians have been evacuated on military flights from the US from Hamid Karzai International Airport, among which there are 6,000 Americans.

Along with flights from the international coalition, the figure amounts to more than 123,000 evacuated civilians.

Updated Date: 04 September 2021, 13:11

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