The Pentagon tweeted a photo of the last American soldier to leave Afghanistan, with the caption "ending the U.S. mission in Kabul."
The big picture: The moment marks the end of America's longest war after nearly 20 years of military involvement in Afghanistan. A Los Angeles Times photographer captured Taliban fighters with American-supplied weapons, equipment and uniforms taking over Kabul's international airport.
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The last American soldier to leave Afghanistan: Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, commanding general of the @82ndABNDiv, @18airbornecorps boards an @usairforce C-17 on August 30th, 2021, ending the U.S. mission in Kabul. pic.twitter.com/j5fPx4iv6a— Department of Defense 🇺🇸 (@DeptofDefense) August 30, 2021