Kabul: Taliban fighters fired their guns into the air in celebration in the Afghan capital as the United States completed the withdrawal of it forces from Afghan, nearly 20 years after it invaded the country following the September 11, 2001 attacks on America. Shortly after the US Central Command announced that the drawdown of American troops from the war-torn country has been completed, a Taliban spokesman on Tuesday welcomed the development.
Following the firing, Mujahid said in a tweet that "the gunshots heard in Kabul are as a result of celebratory firing, the Kabul residents should not worry, we are trying to control it". "In this way, our country became completely free and independent," he said.
The final evacuation flight was conducted on the last hours of Monday night August 30, airlifting the last American military and non-military personnel back home one day before the August 31 deadline set by President Joe Biden, according to reports. The formal stance of the Taliban about the US withdrawal is yet to be made amid the absence of any statement. The US Central Command announced on Monday that the withdrawal of the troops from Afghanistan has completed, ending twenty years of US-led invasion into the country.