Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, became the last US soldier to leave Afghanistan, the Defense Department revealed Monday.
The Pentagon published on its Twitter account a photograph of the soldier shortly before boarding a C-17, the military plane that took off from the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul this Monday at 3:29 p.m. on the east coast of the United States (19:29 GMT) and with which the United States ended the longest war in its history.
The 82nd Airborne Division is based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and is part of the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps.
This parachute division, according to its website, has fought in the First and Second World Wars , as well as the Gulf War (1990-1991).
He was also during the US invasion of Panama (from December 20, 1989 to January 3, 1990) and in the war in Iraq (2003-2011), among others.
On Monday, the head of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), General Frank McKenzie, announced the completion of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the end of the mission to evacuate US citizens, third-country nationals and vulnerable Afghans.
During a press conference from the Pentagon, in which he intervened telematically, McKenzie explained that the acting US ambassador, Ross Wilson, was also traveling in the last US military plane .
In addition, he confirmed that since August 14, a day before the Taliban took Kabul, more than 79,000 civilians have been evacuated on US military flights from Hamid Karzai International Airport, including 6,000 Americans.
Together with the international coalition flights, the figure rises to more than 123,000 evacuated civilians.
The United States suspended its diplomatic presence in Afghanistan and moved its operations from the embassy to Doha, Qatar , Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Monday.
However, Washington will continue to “help” US citizens who want to leave the country after the final withdrawal of US troops, he stressed.
In a televised statement just hours after the final evacuation flights left Kabul, Blinken said that a small number of US citizens, “less than 200” and probably closer to a hundred, remained in Afghanistan .
Furthermore, Blinken said the United States will “work” with the Taliban if they keep their promises.
” Every step we take will be based not on what the Taliban government says, but on what it does to fulfill its commitments ,” Blinken said, emphasizing that they must earn “any legitimacy and support” from the international community.
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