2 Jul 2021

Bagram: Last US and Nato forces leave key airbase in Afghanistan

International Editor

Last night under the cover of darkness, most of the last remaining US and Nato forces left Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.

The few who remain, including a handful of British troops, are expected to leave by Sunday.

After twenty years, the Afghan National Army now has to face a resurgent Taliban alone. Many fear that the departure of foreign forces will herald a period of violence and instability.