Celebratory gunfire echoed throughout Kabul as Taliban fighters took management of the war-torn nation following the withdrawal of the final United States (US) troops, ending 20 years of struggle.
Chatting with reporters from Kabul airport on Tuesday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated: “We would not have any doubt that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is a free and sovereign nation.”
“America was defeated… and on behalf of my nation, we wish to have good relations with the remainder of the world,” he stated.
Officers stated the final C17 plane took off with the US ambassador onboard after midnight native time on Tuesday.
They added that the diplomatic mission to help these unable to go away earlier than the deadline would proceed.
The US and its allies have mounted the largest air evacuation in historical past, bringing 114,000 of their very own residents and Afghans who helped them over 20 years of struggle in Afghanistan, however they are going to nonetheless go away behind hundreds of Afghans who helped Western nations and may need certified for evacuation.