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Our war in Afghanistan over, says US peace envoy

Following the withdrawal of the last American troops late Monday, the US special representative for Afghanistan declared that “the US war in Afghanistan is over.”

Zalmay Khalilzad, who represented the US in negotiations with the Taliban, tweeted that Afghans now “face a moment of decision and opportunity.”

“Their country’s future is in their hands. They will choose their path in full sovereignty. This is the chance to bring their war to an end as well,” said Khalilzad, who shuttled between the world capitals to shore up support for foreign forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.

It eventually led to a deal between the US and the Taliban on Feb. 29 last year in the Qatari capital Doha that finalized the exit of foreign forces from Afghanistan.


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