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Afghanistan turmoil

US completes Afghanistan troop withdrawal to end 20-year presence

No American military role in evacuation after Tuesday, Pentagon says

Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command, speaks at a virtual briefing moderated by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby on Aug. 30.   © AP

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- The U.S. has completed the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, officially bringing to a close its nearly 20-year military operation that began shortly after the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

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