Last US soldier to leave Afghanistan: NPR

Last US soldier to leave Afghanistan: NPR

The handout, provided by US Central Command, US Army Major General Chris Donahue, saw Hamid Karzai board a C-17 cargo plane at Karzai International Airport.

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The handout, provided by US Central Command, US Army Major General Chris Donahue, saw Hamid Karzai board a C-17 cargo plane at Karzai International Airport.

Handout / via US Central Command Getty I

Before The last US plane took off from Afghanistan, Bringing an end The longest war in AmericaA man boarded a C-17 cargo plane at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Chris Donahu was the last U.S. service member to leave the country on Monday. He is the commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps.

A handout issued by US Central Command shows Donahue boarding the plane, which also included Ross Wilson, the US ambassador to Afghanistan.

His departure was the last A mission of almost 20 years That started soon after September 11, 2001, Terrorist attacks.

In the intervening years, more than 800,000 service members served in Afghanistan. War Claimed life 2,461 U.S. service members and civilians were killed and 20,000 wounded. This includes the death toll 13 U.S. service members Who was Killed last week In the attack outside Kabul airport.

Foreign Secretary Anthony Blinken outlined US investment in Afghanistan, calling it a new chapter “in which we will lead our diplomacy.”

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