All American and NATO troops have left Bagram air base, an American defense official told AFP on Friday, saying that the withdrawal of all foreign forces present in Afghanistan is imminent.
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«All coalition forces have left Bagram», Declared this official, on condition of anonymity, who did not specify the precise moment of the withdrawal from this base, located 50 kilometers north of Kabul. The date on which it will be officially returned to the Afghan army has also not been communicated.
The Taliban welcomed the departure of American and NATO troops from the base. “We rejoice and support this departureTaliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP. “Their complete withdrawal (from Afghanistan) will allow the Afghans to decide for themselves their future.»
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