Published On: Mon, Aug 16th, 2021
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UK to Evacuate ‘At Least Hundreds Every Day’ From Afghanistanon August 16, 2021 at 3:04 pm

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Hundreds of people will be flown out of Afghanistan each day as British troops race against the clock to evacuate the remaining UK nationals and eligible Afghans following the dramatic fall of the country’s Western-backed government to the Taliban. A spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that he believes “at least hundreds every day will be leaving [on] the flights, but obviously this is a fluid situation.” Asked how long the evacuation will last, the spokesman said the government “want[s] to obviously continue to do this as long as we are able to do so and as long as it is safe to do so.” Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said that while civilian and charter flights at Kabul airport are currently suspended, the military part of the airport is still “open and secure.” “If we manage to keep it in the way we’re planning to, we should have [the] …

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