Afghanistan: The evacuation of 200 dogs and cats is controversial

Afghanistan: The evacuation of 200 dogs and cats is controversial

UK evacuation operation Afghanistan It ended on Saturday with the departure of a plane carrying the last troops. Meanwhile, hundreds of Afghans remain on the ground, eligible to board the last flight to evacuate only civilians that took off Saturday morning from the Afghan capital, Kabul.

General Nick Carter, commander of the British Armed Forces, described the evacuation as “as good as possible”. An attack The Islamic State group claimed to have killed more than 100 people on Thursday, including 13 American soldiers and two British nationals. But he felt “heartbroken” at not being able to get everyone out.

Employees of an association were trapped on the site

Paul Fathing, a former soldier, was among the last to leave Kabul. He boarded a special chartered plane to evacuate about 200 dogs and cats from a shelter in the city. “It simply came to our notice then (Fathing) The animals left Afghanistan this afternoon and are now safe, ”his association announced on Facebook Nousad.

But from the very beginning, the initiative was met with a flurry of criticism in the wake of the influx of candidates. Not only that (Fathing) The Afghan staff left, but as the Americans were loading their 13 victims, they boarded their dogs.

The Afghan staff of the association and their relatives could not reach the airport to evacuate. The association promised to help them as much as possible.

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