28 Aug 2021

Final UK evacuation flight for civilians leaves Kabul

Europe Editor and Presenter

The final UK flight taking civilian evacuees out of Afghanistan has now left Kabul airport.

As it disappeared over the horizon, Britain’s ambassador in the city made a solemn pledge: those who still need to leave would not be forgotten.

The Taliban has deployed more fighters around the airport to stop large crowds from gathering – while the United States said it had killed two of the militants who planned Thursday’s bomb attack in a drone strike.