Associated Press Report
LONDON – After a two-week evacuation in the UK, military aircraft carrying British diplomats and troops from Kabul have landed at an UK air base.
After the Kabul government had declared that all British personnel had fled Kabul, Laurie Bristow, British Ambassador to Afghanistan, arrived at RAF Brize Norton (northern London) on Sunday. one.
The UK reported that more than 15,000 British citizens, and vulnerable Afghans, had been evacuated in two weeks. However, up to 1,100 Afghans who are entitled to enter the UK are still at risk.
Lieutenant General Ben Kee was responsible for the British operation. He said, “We did our best.”
Boris Johnson, British Prime Minster, spoke out in a video message praising this “enormous effort” and calling it “a mission that is unlike anything else we have seen in all of our lives.”
However, he was strongly criticised for not returning to safety all Afghans who aided the British military during their 20-year-long deployment in Afghanistan after 9/11.
Johnson acknowledged that the United Kingdom would not leave this way, but he stated that “we must admit we came in with America to defend and support the United States and that the U.S. army fought the majority of the battle.”
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