1 Sep 2021

America completes withdrawl from Afghanistan

From Morning Report, 6:18 am on 1 September 2021

After two decades, the United States has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending America's longest war.

More than 122,000 people in total have been airlifted from Kabul's International Airport since July, in the largest airlift in US history.

Along with the military exit, the US has also pulled out all diplomatic representation - their next steps remains unclear.

But, with hundreds of citizens from the US and its allies still stranded in Afghanistan, officials say they're committed to finding a safe passage for people to leave.

President Joe Biden is expected to speak shortly.

So where to from here?

Washington Correspondent Simon Marks spoke to Corin Dann.