The United Kingdom ended its operation after leaving a plane with its last troops from Afghanistan this Saturday (28) and regretted not being able to expel hundreds of Afghan allies.
Ministry of Defense tweeted that “the last plane carrying British troops left Kabul”Message with photo of soldiers tired on the plane.
Hours earlier, the UK had sent its last plane to evacuate civilians from Afghanistan and was making last – ditch efforts to evacuate the remaining diplomatic and military personnel before the August 31 deadline for US troops to leave.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked everyone who took part in the operation, noting that 15,000 people had been evicted in at least two weeks.
“I want to thank everyone and thousands who have worked there for the last two decades,” he said in a message on social media.
General Nick Carter, commander of the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces, said the withdrawal was “as far as possible” but was “saddened that they could not be taken out.” Carter estimated the number of eligible Afghans not expelled to be “hundreds.”
Defense Minister Ben Wallace had previously assessed it Between 800 and 1,100 Afghans eligible to relocate under the British plan could not “leave”.
One of the last to leave Kabul was the British animal charity Na Nowsat, Paul or “Ben” Fording, whose campaign to evict 200 cats and dogs on a private charter flight caused controversy in the UK.
“We are relieved to see that Ben and Na Now Sad’s animals have left Afghanistan in the afternoon and are safe,” the group said on Twitter.
Farting’s insistence on taking the animals out was widely criticized in the UK when many Afghans, including some Afghan Chad staff, were left behind.
Tom Dugenhat, chairman of the House of Commons’ foreign affairs committee, explained to LBC radio that an Afghan translator working in the UK asked him, “Why is my five-year-old son less than a dog?”
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