O United Kingdom The removal operation was terminated this Saturday (28) Afghanistan He said he regretted not being able to evacuate hundreds of Afghan allies after leaving a plane with his last troops in the country.
“The last plane carrying British troops has departed from Kabul,” the defense ministry tweeted., A message with a photo of exhausted soldiers inside the plane.
Hours earlier, the UK had sent the last plane to evacuate civilians from Afghanistan and made a last-ditch effort to evacuate the remaining diplomatic and military personnel before the August 31 deadline for the departure of U.S. troops.
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Thanked everyone who took part in the operation and pointed out that 15,000 people had been evacuated in at least two weeks.
“I want to thank everyone and thousands of people who have served there for the past two decades,” he said in a message on social media.
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces in the United Kingdom Nick Carter said the withdrawal operation “went as well as possible” but “failed to get them all out” was unfortunate. Carter estimates that the number of Afghans eligible for evacuation is “in the hundreds.”
Defense Minister Ben Wallace had earlier calculated this Between 800 and 1,100 Afghans are eligible for relocation under the UK plan.
The last to leave Kabul was Nousad, the British director of an animal welfare organization, Paul or “Penn” Fatting, whose campaign to evacuate 200 cats and dogs on a private chartered plane sparked controversy in the UK.
“We are pleased to announce that Penn Nousad’s animals have left Afghanistan at noon and are safe,” the group said in a statement on Twitter.
Farting’s insistence on getting the animals out was widely criticized in the UK when several Afghans, including some Noushad employees, were left behind.
Tom Tugendat, chair of the House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee, explained to LBC Radio that an Afghan translator who worked in the UK asked him, “Why is my five-year-old son cheaper than a dog?”
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