What did the U.S. leave behind at Bagram Airfield?

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The U.S. near Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield aft astir 20 years by shutting disconnected the energy and slipping distant successful the nighttime without notifying the base’s caller Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans’ departure much than 2 hours aft they left, Afghan subject officials said.

Afghanistan’s service showed disconnected the sprawling aerial basal Monday, providing a uncommon archetypal glimpse of what had been the epicenter of America’s warfare to unseat the Taliban and hunt down the Al Qaeda perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks connected the United States.

An Afghan worker  takes a selfie astatine  the Bagram basal

An Afghan worker takes a selfie astatine the Bagram basal aft each U.S. and NATO troops withdrew.

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The U.S. announced Friday that it had wholly vacated its biggest airfield successful the state successful beforehand of a last withdrawal that the Pentagon says volition beryllium completed by the extremity of August.

“We [heard] immoderate rumor that the Americans had near Bagram ... and yet by 7 o’clock successful the morning, we understood that it was confirmed that they had already near Bagram,” said Gen. Mir Asadullah Kohistani, Bagram’s caller commander.

An Afghan chopper  takes disconnected  astatine  the Bagram aerial  base.

An Afghan chopper takes disconnected astatine the Bagram aerial base.

(WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP )

Vehicles near  down  astatine  Bagram airfield.

Vehicles near down astatine Bagram airfield.

(Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency)

An Afghan worker  stands defender  astatine  a checkpoint adjacent   the Bagram airfield.

An Afghan worker stands defender astatine a checkpoint adjacent the Bagram airfield.

(Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency)

Overview of the Bagram aerial  basal  with walls and structures

The Bagram basal aft the U.S. withdrew.

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Mine resistant ambush protected vehicles known arsenic  MRAPs wrong  the Bagram basal

Mine resistant ambush protected vehicles known arsenic MRAPs were near astatine the Bagram base.

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Armed Afghan worker  stands defender  astatine  a gross

An Afghan worker stands defender astatine the gross of a infirmary installation wrong the Bagram base.

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Fencing, buildings and roads astatine  the Bagram aerial  basal

A wide presumption of the Bagram base.

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Three Afghan soldiers beryllium   against a battered portion   of concrete.

Afghan soldiers beryllium astatine the Bagram basal aft the U.S. withdrawal.

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A watchtower

A watchtower astatine the Bagram base.

(Haroon Sabawoon / Anadolu Agency )


Green cots beryllium   successful  a country   with factual  walls.

Afghan soldiers determination a cot wrong a country astatine the Bagram base.

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Afghan soldiers beryllium   successful  a vehicle.

Afghan soldiers beryllium successful a conveyance astatine the Bagram basal aft each U.S. and NATO troops left.

(Wakil Kohsar / Getty Images )

An Afghan worker  keeps watch

An Afghan worker keeps ticker aft the U.S. withdrawal from the Bagram base.

(Haroon Sabawoon / Anadolu Agency )

Ammunition near  astatine  Bagram airfield.

Ammunition near astatine Bagram airfield.

(Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency )

Safety bunkers wrong  the Bagram aerial  base.

Safety bunkers wrong the Bagram aerial base.

(WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP )

The runway astatine  Bagram aerial  base.

The runway astatine Bagram aerial base.

(WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP )

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