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Afghan army announced completion of US withdrawal from military base in Kandahar

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The Kandahar airfield was once the second largest deployment site for US troops in Afghanistan. Now the Afghan army has announced the completion of the withdrawal of US troops from the military base in Kandahar.


This was reported yesterday by the Indian newspaper New Indian Express, citing Afghan officials.

They have not officially turned over the base to us, but I can confirm that they left it on Wednesday.

- said the representative of the Afghan army in Kandahar, Khoja Yaya Alavi.

They have de facto transferred all facilities to the Afghan forces.

- added the director of the Kandahar airport Masud Pashtun.

Both officials said the official handover of the facility is expected after the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which ends today.

The US Army has not yet commented on this, but the American newspaper Stars and Stripes, citing sources, confirmed the fact of the withdrawal of troops from the Kandahar airfield. Another Pentagon employee, on condition of anonymity, told reporters of the publication that some of the servicemen would be at the base for several more days to resolve a number of issues to ensure its safety.

Kandahar province is the birthplace of the Taliban movement (* a terrorist group banned by the Russian Federation). Over the past few months, there have been intense clashes between Taliban militants * and the armed forces of Afghanistan.
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  1. Cananecat
    Cananecat 15 May 2021 09: 29
    +4
    In a month, another can we expect a major offensive operation from the Taliban?
    1. xorek
      xorek 15 May 2021 10: 42
      -1
      Quote: Canecat
      In a month, another can we expect a major offensive operation from the Taliban?

      There was a calculation for this! I can smell the amers and the Taliban and they were told the direction where to go .. Do you understand which direction?

      Let's get ready, it's not for nothing that Putin and Rakhmonov were together at the parade .. hi
      1. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 15 May 2021 11: 03
        +3
        Who is this bum next to Reagan? laughing
        1. Poetry
          Poetry 15 May 2021 11: 26
          +1
          Looks like Hekmatyar.
      2. dauria
        dauria 15 May 2021 11: 10
        +2
        I smell the amers with the Taliban sniffing

        If they had sniffed, they would not have thrown the airfields. Something is wrong. I will rather believe that the Taliban are "feeding" the Chinese. Then it all fits together.
      3. vadim dok
        vadim dok 15 May 2021 15: 57
        +1
        Yes, Tajikistan and other border countries need to prepare! Bad business!
    2. sergo1914
      sergo1914 15 May 2021 11: 02
      0
      Quote: Canecat
      In a month, another can we expect a major offensive operation from the Taliban?


      Washington offensive?
  2. Finches
    Finches 15 May 2021 09: 32
    +10
    I don’t care about the Yankees, but the ISIS members will be drawn there now, and the Afghan army will immediately join the Taliban army! The Americans do not just leave, they leave leaving behind them the smoldering coals of tension near the borders with Russia and all lawlessness, the thugs will climb into Tajikistan and Central Asia, because the children from Langley will send them there, throwing lave at the same time, which they will collect, like tribute from the sheltered drug lords for the fact that they will legally and freely carry out their agricultural activities on the plantations of Afghanistan ...
    1. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 15 May 2021 09: 50
      +3
      Taliban will be against isis
      1. Finches
        Finches 15 May 2021 09: 51
        -3
        This is a family showdown!
      2. Pandiurin
        Pandiurin 15 May 2021 11: 38
        +3
        Quote: seregatara1969
        Taliban will be against isis


        The ISIS there are of course aliens and enemies for the Taliban. It is only interesting how many ISIS members the Taliban will destroy and how many will be "pushed out" to adjacent territories.
        Moreover, for the Taliban, the option of squeezing out the needles is clearly easier, the result is the same losses.
        In short, a headache for all countries that border on Afghanistan.
    2. xorek
      xorek 15 May 2021 10: 44
      +4
      Quote: Finches
      I don’t care about the Yankees, but the ISIS members will be drawn there now, and the Afghan army will immediately join the Taliban army! The Americans do not just leave, they leave leaving behind them the smoldering coals of tension near the borders with Russia and all lawlessness, the thugs will climb into Tajikistan and Central Asia, because the children from Langley will send them there, throwing lave at the same time, which they will collect, like tribute from the sheltered drug lords for the fact that they will legally and freely carry out their agricultural activities on the plantations of Afghanistan ...

      Everything will be so Evgeny, but Russia is not sitting idly by either.
    3. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 15 May 2021 12: 48
      +3
      Quote: Finches
      but now the half-finished ISIS will be drawn there, and the Afghan army will immediately join the Taliban army!

      This is doubtful. There are now some of them in the region of 5 thousand bayonets, and the Taliban consider them the same occupiers as the Americans. Another question is that in view of the withdrawal of the Americans, the Taliban will tightly switch to the official Kabulis, and then a certain alliance may arise, in which one of the two opposing sides will win over these 5 thousand bayonets to their side, but then they will either be disposed of anyway. or will be displaced. Considering that the mattresses were favorable to the igiloids and, according to some reports, contributed to their transfer from Iraq and Syria to the northern provinces of Afghanistan, then the Kabulis will probably try to make friends with them. Whatever it was, but they are either disposed of, or displaced to adjacent territories.
      Quote: Finches
      Afghan army, will immediately join the Taliban army!

      Most likely, in the bulk, it will be so.
    4. vadim dok
      vadim dok 15 May 2021 16: 05
      0
      What borders does Russia have with Afghanistan? Look at the map, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan are located between Russia and Afghanistan, and further these countries from the Russian Federation are covered by Kazakhstan! Only Kazakhstan is a couple of thousand kilometers from Takzhikistan to Russia
      1. Sarboz
        Sarboz 16 May 2021 21: 06
        0
        Quote: vadim dok
        What borders does Russia have with Afghanistan? Look at the map, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan are located between Russia and Afghanistan, and further these countries from the Russian Federation are covered by Kazakhstan! Only Kazakhstan is a couple of thousand kilometers from Takzhikistan to Russia

        So it is, but practice shows that these thousands of kilometers are quite transparent for drug trafficking from Afghanistan to Russia. Also, under the guise of labor migrants from these "republics" members of extremist ISIS organizations, etc., can enter Russia. It was not for nothing that the Tajik comrades quietly got rid of the Russian border guards who were directly guarding the border, so as not to interfere with making money on the passage of drugs across the border. Well, at least the task force remained, respectively, intelligence and counterintelligence of the Border Service of the FSB of the Russian Federation is working. And since the beginning of the 2000s, the Turkmen have switched to independent "protection" of the border for the same reasons.
        So everything is literally true. The borders of the Central Asian "republics" with Afghanistan are actually our borders. Any war there is a war in our southern underbelly. This was the case hundreds of years ago. The "big game" is not over.
  3. donavi49
    donavi49 15 May 2021 09: 34
    -1
    Meanwhile, a Chinese station has landed on distant Mars. The first photos are coming soon, Rogozin is already congratulating. China has become the third country to successfully land a device on Mars and is already the second after the United States in terms of the duration of maintained contact.

  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 15 May 2021 09: 35
    0
    Now Afghan army declared on the completion of the withdrawal of US troops from the military base in Kandahar.
    The Afghan Army stated, and the Indian newspaper reported request

    About it reported yesterday Indian newspaper New indian express
  5. knn54
    knn54 15 May 2021 09: 49
    +1
    They left in an "American way" - hastily and secretly.
    1. Alexander 3
      Alexander 3 15 May 2021 10: 00
      0
      The drugs were hidden.
  6. Alexander Terentyev
    Alexander Terentyev 15 May 2021 11: 28
    +4
    The Taliban cannot live without war. Already the fourth generation of this people lives with weapons in their hands. They only know how to kill, grow hashish and pray to their God. They will not be able to create anything. We must leave them alone - as a museum of the ancient history of the peoples of the Earth.
    1. serg.shishkov2015
      serg.shishkov2015 15 May 2021 13: 27
      0
      That's right! And the idea of ​​a museum is good! Yes, there is a problem - how to make sure that these * antiquities * remain always within the borders of their country?
  7. Coconut
    Coconut 15 May 2021 11: 56
    0
    Afghan army announced completion of US withdrawal from military base in Kandahar
    ..but there were CIA officers and other nasty things ... winked