WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS News) — The Pentagon announced Monday that the last U.S. troops had left Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war.

“Every single U.S. service member is out of Afghanistan, I can say that with absolute certainty,” General Kenneth F. McKenzie, the head of the U.S. Central Command, said at a briefing.

The last U.S. flight out of Afghanistan left at 3:29 p.m. Eastern time, McKenzie said. The heads of the State Department and Defense Department teams were among the last to leave: Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson and Major General Chris Donahue.

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