We're Coming Home; U.S. Soldiers Depart Bagram Air Base

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  • Source: NBC News
  • 07/02/2021

American forces on Friday vacated Afghanistan's Bagram Airbase, once a bustling minicity that saw more than 100,000 U.S. troops pass through its gates, three senior U.S. officials tell NBC News.

Two of the officials said that the airfield had been handed over in its entirety early Friday to the Afghan National Security and Defense Force.

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The move is a stark statement of intent on the part of President Joe Biden's administration, and an indication that the remaining 2,500 to 3,500 U.S. troops have left or are close to leaving the country, months ahead of the president's Sept. 11 deadline.

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