“The US forces have left Kabul airport and the nation has gained complete independence,” said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
Meanwhile, a senior Taliban official, Anas Haqqani, tweeted that the Taliban were “making history.”
Hakani wrote: “We are making history again. The US and NATO occupation of Afghanistan ended this evening. I am very happy that after 20 years of jihad, sacrifices and hardships, I can feel proud to have seen these historic moments.”
The end of the US evacuation from Afghanistan
According to the Palestinian Authority Agency, Taliban fighters saw the last US planes leaving Kabul airport and then fired their guns amid chants at various points in the capital.
After the last US plane took off from Kabul airport on August 31, 2021, festive shots lit up part of the night sky.
“The last five planes took off, it’s over!” – said AP Agency Hamad Sherzad, a Taliban fighter at Kabul airport. “I cannot express my happiness in words. … 20 years of our dedication has produced the effect we want.”
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