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Biden defends Afghan exit amid Taliban joy – BBC News

US President Joe Biden has defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan – a move which led to Taliban militants returning to power.

Staying longer was not an option, Mr Biden said in an address to the nation, a day after the end of a 20-year US presence in Afghanistan.

He praised troops for organising an airlift of more than 120,000 people wishing to flee the Taliban regime.

The Islamist militants have been celebrating what they call a victory.

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وسط حراسة مشددة.. وصول مسؤول أمن أسامة بن لادن إلى أفغانستان

أمتعة متناثرة ومركبات مقلوبة.. فيديو من داخل مطار كابل بعد جلاء آخر أمريكي منه