Last US flights slip out of Afghanistan 24 hours before deadline: Up to 200 citizens and thousands of allies are left facing nightmare under Taliban, who celebrate America's retreat from 20-year war with gunfire and by inspecting their new Chinooks | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Last US flights slip out of Afghanistan 24 hours before deadline: Up to 200 citizens and thousands of allies are left facing nightmare under Taliban, who celebrate America's retreat from 20-year war with gunfire and by inspecting their new Chinooks

The Army released an image Monday of the last U.S. soldier to leave Afghanistan as the Pentagon announced the last American forces left Kabul airport 24 hours ahead of schedule.

The XVIII Airborne Corps, whose forces go by the Sky Dragons, were among the last to step off Afghan soil as the total withdrawal of U.S. forces concluded Monday ahead of the August 31 deadline.

'In awe of our Sky Dragon Soldiers,' the XVIII Airborne Corps tweeted along with an nightvision image of Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, stepping foot onto the aircraft en route out of Kabul.

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