Taliban celebratory gunfire, fireworks lights up Kabul sky as US forces leave

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Taliban celebratory gunfire, fireworks lights up Kabul sky as US forces leave
‘I am very happy that after 20 years of jihad, sacrifices & hardships I have this pride to see these historic moments,’ tweets senior Taliban official
By AFP

KABUL, Afghanistan — The sound of celebratory gunfire and fireworks were heard across Kabul early Tuesday after the Pentagon and Taliban separately confirmed that the last US troops had left Afghanistan, ending a 20-year war. “Tonight at 12:00 am Afghan time, the remaining American troops left Kabul airport and our country gained full independence,” Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s chief spokesman, said in a tweet. “All praise to Allah.”

The Pentagon said the last flight had left in the final minute of Monday night, and that all US military personnel were now out of the country. AFP correspondents in the city heard celebratory gunfire from several Taliban checkpoints, as well as the cheers of fighters manning security posts in the green zone.

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