U.S. Marines End Operations in Afghanistan

The last U.S. Marines unit and final British combat troops in Afghanistan officially handed their operations over to the Afghan military, Reuters reported. The American and British flags were lowered for the final time at the regional headquarters of the international military, 13 years after the toppling of the Taliban’s radical Islamist regime launched America's longest war. The American troops' handed over control at Camp Leatherneck and British troops transferred duties at Camp Bastionat -- both at an undisclosed time. The most recent official estimate of combined international troops at the base was 4,500 – and those last few will be gone soon, officials said.

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