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Top U.S. general says he shares ‘pain and anger’ after Afghanistan withdrawal

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. general on Wednesday said he shared the “pain and anger” and mixed emotions of many in the military after the United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, which included an evacuation effort that cost the lives of 13 service members. Nearly 2,500 Americans were killed in the United States’ longest war, including 13 service members in a suicide bombing by Islamic State last week outside Kabul’s airport. Many of them were just babies when the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks took place, triggering the conflict nearly 20 years ago. The Taliban, who America t…

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