US personnel vacate Shamsi airbase

US personnel vacate Shamsi airbase

ISLAMABAD: US army personnel vacated the Shamsi airbase located in the Washak district of Balochistan on Sunday, according to DawnNews.

It was reported that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Frontier Corps personnel have taken control of the base. Pakistani security forces also removed the US flag from the base and waved the National flag at the base.

According to the security sources, drones, military hardware and 71 US soldiers have been moved from Shamsi airbase to Afghanistan.

Pakistan has deployed 2,500 security persons at the Shamsi airbase.

Pakistan had served a 15 day notice to US to vacate the air strip, located some 300 km south of Quetta. The decision came after a Nato air strike on a Pakistani border post killed at least 24 soldiers on November 26.

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