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