The Pentagon has announced that the last two Americans to leave Kabul Monday night are Ross Wilson, the US ambassador to Kabul, and General Chris Donahoe, the field commander of US forces in Afghanistan.
At a press conference, US Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie said that “the last plane was General Chris Donahue” and “he was accompanied by Ambassador Ross Wilson”, noting that they were the last to board. of the military plane that took off from Kabul. The curtain fell on a 20-year war.
“The last C-17 took off from Kabul airport on Aug. 30” at 9:29 a.m. GMT, added General McKenzie, whose commandos are monitoring the area of operations in Afghanistan.
“Once the military evacuations are over, the diplomatic mission to check if there are more US or Afghan citizens willing to leave will continue,” he added.
He also explained that since August 14 and until Monday evening, that is, during the past 18 days, the planes of the United States and its allies have evacuated more than 123,000 civilians from Hamid Karzai Airport.
By withdrawing from Afghanistan, Washington will have left this country in the hands of the Taliban, against which the United States has waged its longest war ever.