By: Nalin Jayetileke
As reported by the BBC , the last RAF Flight out of Kabul happened yesterday , with swhich he UK has got over 15,000 people have evacuated by the UK since 14 August.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to have stated that the moment was a chance to reflect on the achievements of recent weeks – and the last two decades, such as girls’ education and weakening al-Qaeda.
It has been revealed as per the BBC, that In a letter to the armed forces community, Mr Johnson acknowledged the fall of Kabul to the Taliban will have been hard for them to watch. He added it would be “an especially difficult time for the friends and loved ones of the 457 service personnel who laid down their lives” during the war.
He has also said the UK’s involvement in Afghanistan “kept al-Qaeda from our door for two decades and we are all safer as a result”.
“Whether you are still serving or a veteran, a loved-one, a relation or a friend, you all played your part and you should feel immense pride,” he said.
As reported by the BBC, Around 5,000 British nationals and their families were airlifted, alongside more than 8,000 Afghan former UK staff and their families and those considered at risk from the Taliban.
Downing Street said the evacuation effort saw the Royal Air Force record its single biggest capacity flight ever when 436 people were carried on a C-17 aircraft.
According to the reports of the BBC, The US has been running the airport in Afghanistan’s capital, where a suicide bomb attack on Thursday may have killed as many as 170 people – including two UK cirizens and a child of a British National. More than 1,000 UK troops were in Kabul helping to process departures at the airport at the height of the operation.
The British ambassador to Afghanistan, Sir Laurie Bristow has state that UK will
continue to provide only limited consular assistance remotely and that the embassy will be relocated in Qarar.
Infor Courtesy: bbc.com/news