A Look at Afghanistan's Military Bases After the Hasty US Pullout

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On Sunday, as the US forces move close to finishing their withdrawal, the Taliban* completed their takeover of Afghanistan by entering Kabul, which led to the collapse of the US-backed civilian government.
The Taliban have swept over Afghanistan in the past months and seized the capital Kabul on Sunday, taking NATO members by surprise.
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani resigned and left the country to prevent "bloodshed." Thousands have been trying to flee the country on NATO planes from the Kabul airport, which is under US military control.
Most countries have reduced or evacuated their diplomatic missions in Kabul.
Take a look at Afghanistan in Sputnik's gallery.
*The Taliban is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and many other nations.
© AP Photo / Rahmat GulIn this 5 July 2021 file photo, vehicles are parked at Bagram Airfield after the American military left the base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan.
In this 5 July 2021 file photo, vehicles are parked at Bagram Airfield after the American military left the base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan.  - Sputnik International
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In this 5 July 2021 file photo, vehicles are parked at Bagram Airfield after the American military left the base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan.
© AP Photo / Rahmat GulIn this 5 July 2021 file photo, an Afghan soldier plays a guitar that was left behind after the American military departed Bagram air base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan.
In this 5 July 2021 file photo, an Afghan soldier plays a guitar that was left behind after the American military departed Bagram air base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan. - Sputnik International
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In this 5 July 2021 file photo, an Afghan soldier plays a guitar that was left behind after the American military departed Bagram air base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan.
© AFP 2022 / Wakil KohsarA general view of the Bagram US air base is pictured after all US and NATO troops left, some 70 km north of Kabul on 5 July 2021.
A general view of the Bagram US air base is pictured after all US and NATO troops left, some 70 km north of Kabul on 5 July 2021.  - Sputnik International
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A general view of the Bagram US air base is pictured after all US and NATO troops left, some 70 km north of Kabul on 5 July 2021.
© AP Photo / Rahmat GulIn this 3 May 2021 file photo, a man rests in the shade of destroyed machinery sold by the US military to a scrapyard, outside Bagram Air Base, in Afghanistan.
In this 3 May 2021 file photo, a man rests in the shade of destroyed machinery sold by the US military to a scrapyard, outside Bagram Air Base, in Afghanistan. - Sputnik International
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In this 3 May 2021 file photo, a man rests in the shade of destroyed machinery sold by the US military to a scrapyard, outside Bagram Air Base, in Afghanistan.
© AP Photo / Rahmat GulA member of the Afghan security forces stands guard after the American military left Bagram air base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, 5 July 2021.
A member of the Afghan security forces stands guard after the American military left Bagram air base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, 5 July 2021.  - Sputnik International
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A member of the Afghan security forces stands guard after the American military left Bagram air base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, 5 July 2021.
© Sputnik / Zahra SyasBagram air base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Bagram air base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan. - Sputnik International
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Bagram air base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan.
© AP Photo / Rahmat GulIn this Monday 19 March 2018 photo, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying US advisers and Afghan trainees take off at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.
In this Monday 19 March 2018 photo, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying US advisers and Afghan trainees take off at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.  - Sputnik International
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In this Monday 19 March 2018 photo, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying US advisers and Afghan trainees take off at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.
© AP Photo / Rahmat GulAn Afghan army soldier walks past Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, MRAPs, that were left after the American military left Bagram air base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, 5 July 2021.
An Afghan army soldier walks past Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, MRAPs, that were left after the American military left Bagram air base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, 5 July 2021.  - Sputnik International
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An Afghan army soldier walks past Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, MRAPs, that were left after the American military left Bagram air base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, 5 July 2021.
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