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Last U.S. soldiers leave Afghanistan

A CH-47 Chinook is loaded onto a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. Associated Press/Department of Defense

Last U.S. soldiers leave Afghanistan

Taliban militants fired their rifles into the sky above Kabul on Monday in celebration of the final U.S. military planes departing the airport. Earlier on Monday, ISIS militants fired a volley of rockets at the Kabul airport. The Pentagon said anti-rocket defense systems took out the rockets before they struck the airport, but some of the rockets landed across town, reportedly striking residential apartment blocks.

Did we get everyone out? White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that officials aren’t yet sure how many Americans were left behind. But House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said the exact number hardly matters: “They’re making a conscious decision that they’re leaving Americans behind. Why would you do that?”

Dig deeper: Read WORLD’s ongoing coverage of the crisis in Afghanistan.

Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga.



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