Photos emerged Tuesday exhibiting Taliban supporters in Afghanistan holding a mock funeral whereas hoisting coffins draped with flags from the U.S. and different NATO nations.
Reuters obtained among the images that had been taken in Khost on Tuesday, lower than a day after the final U.S. troop left the nation after a virtually 20-year engagement.
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The U.S. accomplished its withdrawal from Afghanistan late Monday, ending America’s longest conflict and shutting a chapter in army historical past more likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled guarantees and a frantic exit of 123,000.
The Reuters report stated footage from the mock funeral was shared extensively on social media.
Taliban leaders took over management of the Kabul airport Tuesday and marked the departure of the final U.S. aircraft from the nation by taking a symbolic stroll throughout the airport’s sole runway, in keeping with a report.
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“The world should have learned its lesson and this is the enjoyable moment of victory,” Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, stated in a livestream video. He spoke to reporters on the Hamid Karzai International Airport and stated Americans “could not achieve their goal through military operations,” in keeping with Al Jazeera.
The Biden administration has insisted that the U.S. is unwavering in commitments and positioned a lot of the blame for the disaster in Afghanistan on the nation’s army and the Trump administration.
“The previous administration’s agreement said that if we stuck to the May 1st deadline that they had signed on to leave by, the Taliban wouldn’t attack any American forces,” Biden stated on Tuesday. “But if we stayed all bets were off. So we were left with a simple decision: Either follow through on the commitment made by the last administration and leave Afghanistan or say we weren’t leaving and commit another tens of thousands more troops going back to war. That was the choice. The real choice between leaving or escalating.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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