One Day After Official End of Combat Mission, Taliban Claims America 'Defeated' in Afganistan

Nobody saw this one coming...

AP: 'Taliban returning to areas once cleared by foreign forces'

Reuters is reporting that:

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan on Monday declared the "defeat" of the U.S. and its allies in the 13-year-old war, a day after the coalition officially marked the end of its combat mission.

Meanwhile, as the AP reports:

Thousands of Afghans are pouring into makeshift camps in the capital where they face a harsh winter as the Taliban return to areas once cleared by foreign forces, who this week are marking the end of their combat mission.

And, as Heath Druzin of Stars and Stripes reports, some U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan in what their commander describes as:  “... a non-combat mission in a combat environment.”