US Hands Bagram Airfield to Afghans After Nearly 20 Years
Bagram Airfield was the epicenter of the U.S. war to oust the Taliban and hunt down the al-Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America.
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After nearly 20 years, the U.S. military left Bagram Airfield, the epicenter of its war to oust the Taliban and hunt down the al-Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, two U.S. officials said Friday. The airfield was handed over to the Afghan National Security and Defense Force in its entirety, they said, speaking on condition they not be identified because they were not authorized to release the information…