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U.S. military hands key air base back over to Afghanistan for first time in 20 years | Source: Global News

After nearly 20 years, the U.S. military left Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield, the epicenter of its war to oust the Taliban and hunt down the al-Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America. The withdrawal from Bagram Airfield is the clearest indication that the last of the 2,500-3,500 U.S. troops have left Afghanistan or are nearing a departure, months ahead of President Joe Biden’s promise that they would be gone by Sept. 11.

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Pakistan refuses to allow US military to use its bases | Source: Yeni Safak

Pakistan’s foreign minister confirmed that his country refused to give any military base to the US for monitoring Afghanistan after foreign forces withdrawal from Kabul. According to the US media, after Pakistan’s refusal, Washington is exploring options to get bases in Central Asia near the Afghan border. However, Russia could oppose this.

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Pakistan says no US military base on its soil | Source: Pajhwok Afghan News

Pakistan has vehemently rejected speculation about the presence of a US military or air base on its soil. “No new agreement has been made in this regard,” the government explained, scorning media reports regarding the basing of US troops on Pakistan’s soil.

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US plans to build military facilities in West, Central Asia | Source: Mehr News

Some Russian media outlets have claimed that the Pentagon will allocate funds for the construction of US military facilities in West and Central Asia. Meanwhile, some Afghan media outlets reported that the United States is building a military base in the Shalozan and Terminal areas near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Kurram District.

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  • Russia building new permanent military base in Syria. They have started to build a permanent military base in the eastern suburban area of Homs. Russia had backed the Assad regime in an effort to stave off opposition forces which are backed by the US, Turkey, Qatar, the UAE and Saudi.

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  • SYRIA: The United States has started construction of a new military base in Syrian oil rich Deir Ez-Zor governorate near the Syrian-Iraqi border. The new base will be the fourth in the governorate, and the ninth in eastern Syria.

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