But that just means that the embassy has moved across countrie(s) to that of Qatar. According to reports, the U.S embassy officially shut its doors tonight after America ended its rescue mission a day early ahead of Taliban rule. U.S Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced at the same time that the U.S will maintain a presence just not directly in Afghanistan. Earlier in the evening, the last known American soldier boarded for a flight out of the country after more than 20 years of a war that should’ve never been.
The state department has also confirmed that at least 200 known Americans remain in the country. It is unclear what will happen to them as the Taliban are scheduled to take over the country officially tomorrow.