US withdraws from major Kandahar base in southern Afghanistan: Afghan officials

The United States has completed its withdrawal from Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan, once the second-largest military base in the country for US forces, officials said on Friday.

“They have not officially handed over the base to us but I can confirm they left the base on Wednesday,” said Khoja Yaya Alawi, a spokesman for the Afghan army in Kandahar.

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