(AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
(AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

The fighting in Afghanistan isn't over...but the U.S. led war is.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern has more from Washington. 

President Obama marking the milestone by thanking U.S. troops for extraordinary sacrifice. In 13 years of combat against al Qaeda and the Taliban, more than 2,200 Americans have died.

(Campbell): "Our commitment to Afghanistan endures."

U.S. Commander General John Campbell at a ceremony in Kabul.

Nearly 11,000 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan in the new year -- that mission described as supporting Afghan security forces.

At the war's peak in 2010 -- 140,000 American troops surged into Afghanistan, more than a trillion dollars spent the by the U.S. to fight the war and re-build the country. 

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.