- President Joe Biden said the U.S. would leave Afghanistan by Aug. 31.
- Recent days have been dangerous as the U.S. tries to evacuate as many Americans and allies as possible.
WASHINGTON – U.S. forces in Afghanistan are engaged in a fast-paced final drawdown of military forces and evacuation of civilians as America withdraws from its longest war.
Biden administration officials have repeatedly said the U.S. will fully leave Afghanistan by the Aug. 31 deadline.
As of 3:30 p.m. EDT, it is midnight Aug. 31 in Afghanistan, leaving the American military 24 hours to exit.
“Obviously, we are reaching the end of our prescribed mission,” Army Maj. Gen. Hank Taylor told reporters on Monday at the Pentagon. Many details of the American withdrawal from the country are being concealed due to security concerns.
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