U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan complete - Gen. McKenzie

“The last manned aircraft is now clearing the airspace above Afghanistan," he said.

The United States has completed the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan, the U.S. military said on Monday, nearly twenty years after it invaded the country following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America.

"Tonight's withdrawal signifies both the end of the military component of the evacuation but also the end of the nearly 20 year mission that began in Afghanistan shortly after Sept. 11, 2001," McKenzie said.

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