Britain pulls the plug on Kabul airlift: UK will start getting soldiers out of Airport

Britain pulls the plug on Kabul airlift: UK will start getting soldiers out of Airport as Boris tells of his ‘great regret’ at leaving 150 Brits and 1,100 Afghans behind despite fears they will become Taliban hostages

  • On Friday night, the MoD said that that 14,543 people had now been extracted from Kabul since August 13
  • Now, Operation Pitting – the name for the British evacuation effort from the capital city – is drawing to a close 
  • Muhammad Niazi, a British Afghan who travelled from London to help his family at the airport, has been named as a victims of Thursday’s suicide bombing. His wife, youngest child and daughter are still missing
  • Afghan TV presenter tweeted out pictures of a number of those killed in Thursday’s horrific suicide bombing
  • Several families were devastated by the blast, with the death toll currently at 170, many of them young adults
  • Presenter Muslim Shirzad spoke to the MailOnline about the victims, saying: ‘The generation which should have been Afghanistan’s hope has now become a generation of frustration and escapees’
  • It comes after it was announced that two Britons and the child of a British national were killed in the bombing
  • After Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced the deaths, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he will ‘shift heaven and earth’ to get people out of Afghanistan after August 31 as he confirmed the British deaths
  • The announcement of the three deaths came as Pentagon officials in the U.S. said that there was only one suicide bomber involved in the attack, and not two as had been previously reported 
  • WARNING: Graphic images 

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