The United States was defeated and failed to achieve its goals in Afghanistan. This was announced by the representative of the radical Taliban movement (banned in the Russian Federation) Zabiullah Mujahid, the TV channel reports on August 31 1TV News…
Afghanistan gained independence after American troops left the country, he said. At the same time, Mujahid noted that the Taliban have a disposition for good relations with Washington.
According to media reports, they celebrated the withdrawal of the American military from the country by shooting in the streets of Kabul.
On August 30, the head of the United States Central Command, General Kenneth Mackenzie, confirmed the departure of the last US Air Force aircraft from Kabul and the completion of a 20-year American mission in Afghanistan.
Taliban politburo spokesman Mohammad Naim said that all foreign military personnel had left the territory, and now the state is completely under the control of the movement.
In addition, the US Civil Aviation Administration has notified that the US military no longer controls the airspace over the airport in the Afghan capital. According to an Al Jazeera source, the Kabul air harbor has come under full Taliban control.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the operation to evacuate people from Afghanistan was one of the most difficult in the history of the United States. According to him, the US military was able to take out more than 123 thousand people, including 6 thousand US citizens.
In turn, the Russian senator Alexei Pushkov called the mediocre and senseless 20-year US military campaign in Afghanistan. He noted that the American authorities spent $ 2.2 trillion on their mission in the Islamic state.
The situation in Afghanistan escalated in May 2021 after the start of the withdrawal of American troops who had been in the country for the past 20 years. On August 15, Taliban fighters entered Kabul, then announced the “end of the war.”