According to the command, on the night of the second of July, the lights suddenly went out throughout the base, and a C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft of the US Air Force rose into the sky.
“We heard rumors that the Americans had left Bagram… and finally, by 7:00 am, we realized that the fact was confirmed and they had already left Bagram,” said the new commander of the facility, General Mir Asadullah Kohistani.
It is reported that there was no solemn ceremony of the transfer of the air base. 20 minutes after the American contingent left Afghanistan, the electricity went out and the entire territory was plunged into darkness.
However, before the Afghan army could take control of the airfield, which is about an hour’s drive from Kabul, looters entered it and looted barracks and warehouses.
During the peak years of the US anti-terrorist operation in Afghanistan, up to 100 thousand troops were stationed on the territory of Bagram. They left behind more than one thousand vehicles, dozens of armored vehicles and-fully equipped — one of the best hospitals in the country.
It took three days for the Afghan security forces to eliminate the consequences of looting and looting. Local specialists have again put into operation radar systems and means of communication to monitor the air situation.
On July 5, National security adviser to the Afghan President Hamdullah Mohib called the withdrawal of US and international coalition troops from Afghanistan a challenge for the entire region. According to him, the consequences of this can be felt not only by neighboring countries, but also by Russia.