“Our 20-year presence in Afghanistan has come to an end, and more than 120,000 Americans, including Afghans, have been evacuated,” Biden said.
He said that the largest air evacuation in the history of the United States had been completed; I will address the American people tomorrow; the international community expects the Taliban to abide by the agreements.
Announcing the end of the war and the evacuation, General Frank McKenzie, the head of US Central Command, said the last US plane left Kabul airport at 3:29 pm (12 midnight in Kabul) on Monday, according to a foreign news agency. One minute before) He said some Americans remained in Afghanistan and believed they would be able to leave the country.
US Secretary of State Anthony Balkin said the number of Americans left behind was less than 200, “possibly close to 100,” and that his department would continue to work to evacuate them.
He described the military-led evacuation mission as “historic” and said the United States would continue to help those left behind and those seeking to leave the country.