With the country now back in their hands, Taliban supporters celebrated across Kabul after the last US plane flew out.
Scenes from Kabul showed supporters firing guns into the air and cars honking into the early hours of Tuesday.
The last American troops left Kabul Airport at midnight.
At that point, Afghanistan gained “full independence,” one Taliban representative, Zabihullah Mujahid said.
Another senior Taliban official, Anas Haqqani, was quoted by AFP as saying he was “proud” to witness such “historic moments”.
Taliban fighters fire into the air in celebration of the departure of last U.S. military aircraft from #Kabul and the end of the country's nearly-20-year presence in #Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/Dzu7rvHDds
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