As Major General Chris Donahue boarded a C-17 cargo plane at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, he officially became the last US soldier to leave Afghanistan with the self-proclaimed sole superpower fleeing Afghan soil after 20 years of war with the Taliban.
As US troops left Afghanistan after 20 years of war, they left behind military equipment worth billions of dollars which many fear will be used by the Taliban against rival Afghan factions.
The Taliban has declared complete independence for Afghanistan after the last US troops left the Kabul airport and put an end to military operations on Afghan soil after 20 years of war.
The US has claimed that it has thwarted five rocket attacks by the ISIS-K on the Kabul airport. These rockets were reportedly intercepted and destroyed by the US missile defence system. However, it is not yet clear whether all these rocket attacks have been foiled or not.
The Taliban has reclaimed power in Afghanistan after driving out the Afghan government and capturing Kabul following 20 years of war with the US and NATO.
The US has issued an alert for more terrorist attacks in Kabul as the US and NATO complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan amid fighting between the Taliban and rival Afghan factions.
A combat veteran of the US Army has slammed US President Joe Biden over his handling of the chaotic military withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The Taliban were given the list, ostensibly, to facilitate a smooth entry into the airport for those on the list. Defence analysts, lawmakers say those on list have a target painted on their backs, given the bleak track record of Taliban to hunt down collaborators.
US military personnel and children were also among the dead. After these attacks, when US President Joe Biden was asked a question about this during the White House press briefing, he became silent.
Biden in his message said he asked military commanders for plans to strike ISIS-K, saying the US will respond with "precision...at a place that we choose, and the moment of our choosing."