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August 31: an end of ''war on terror''

  • August 31 officially marks the day when US troops would leave the Afghan soil as stated by President Biden

  • Biden had preponed the deadline, however recently he has stated that US forces might stay for a little longer to ensure safety and security

  • On the eve of the withdrawal of US forces, five rockets were fired at Kabul airport

  • Islamic State claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks. The rockets followed a massive suicide bombing outside the teeming airport gates on Thursday, which killed scores of Afghans and 13 US troops.

  • Of the five rockets fired at the airport on Monday, three missed the target, one was shot down by US defense systems, and a fifth landed on the airport compound causing little damage and no injuries.

  • Notably US had launched the invasion of Afghanistan under the banner of 'Global War on Terror'

  • Although the UN had not given permission, yet the US moved ahead with its plans. UK PM Tony Blair also extended its support however several NATO partners like Germany and France had pulled out


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