Reports: Bagram Air Base falls to Taliban

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 July 5, 2021. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

A general view of the Bagram U.S. Air Base is pictured after all U.S. and NATO troops left, some 70 Km north of Kabul on July 5, 2021. (WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 12:49 PM PT – Sunday, August 15, 2021

The Bagram Air Base in Kabul, Afghanistan has reportedly surrendered to the Taliban. According to reports on Sunday, the Afghan military handed the base to the Taliban after militant forces entered Kabul.

The base is known to house prisoners from both Taliban and Islamic State groups who have been classified as terrorist fighters and who have now been freed since the invasion. The Taliban has suggested it’s trying to take over the capital and claimed they want to bring peace once they do.

Bagram was built by the Soviet Union in the 1950s and occupied by U.S. and NATO forces until July. According to the Afghan military, the U.S. pulled its forces from the base in the middle of the night without notifying Afghan officials beforehand.

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