The Baghram airfield, used by the US military, has been handed over to the Afghan government after nearly 20 years. After the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the United States used Baghram Airport to overthrow the Taliban government in Afghanistan and to dismantle the structure of the terrorist organization Al Qaeda. Two U.S. military officials said the airport had been handed over to Afghan forces. With the handover of Baghram airfield, it appears that US troops will now fully withdraw from Afghanistan. It is estimated that 2,500 to 3,000 US troops have left Afghanistan since the airfield was handed over. President Joe Biden has said that US troops in Afghanistan will be withdrawn before 9/11, but US troops have already withdrawn. Preparations are also underway to repatriate about 7,000 NATO troops by July 4. Most NATO troops are leaving Afghanistan this week without an announcement. The AP’s analysis shows that troops from most European countries have left Afghanistan in small ceremonies. The United States has not said when the last US troops will return, citing security concerns. The United States has not announced the departure of the last soldier due to security concerns at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Turkish and US forces are guarding the airport. Baghram airport handed over to Afghanistan.
The United States has said it will keep 600 troops guarding the US embassy in the capital, Kabul. Once upon a time in 2012, there was a presence of more than one lakh soldiers at Bagharam airfield. Bagharam can be reached in about an hour’s drive from the capital Kabul. This is the second time Baghram has been used to intervene in Afghanistan and return home. It was built by the then Soviet Union in the 1950s. Russia used the same airport when it invaded Afghanistan in 1979. The same airport was used by US and NATO forces in 2001. This huge airport has two runways. The latest runway is 12,000 feet long and was built in 2006 at a cost of 96 million. The Afghan government has not commented on the abandonment of Baghram by US and NATO forces. Baghram airport handed over to Afghanistan.
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