Britain’s Afghanistan evacuation mission will end today, armed forces chief says

britains afghanistan evacuation mission will end today armed forces chief says

Sumary of Britain’s Afghanistan evacuation mission will end today, armed forces chief says:

  • Speaking in the morning ahead of the final day of airlifts General Sir Nick Carter said “very few” civilian evacuation flights were still taking place.
  • Shadow defence secretary John Healey said he expected all remaining British troops, who are facilitating the evacuation, to be withdrawn from the country within 24 hours.
  • It came as Conservative chair of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, former soldier Tom Tugendhat, warned of the risk of the “biggest hostage crisis the UK has ever seen” if interpreters and other staff, as well as remaining British citizens, are held by the Taliban, telling Sky News: “This is what defeat looks like.

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