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Last British military flight to leave Afghanistan

The last British military flight left the Afghan capital, Kabul, late Saturday evening, bringing down the curtain on the British military presence in the country, which has been going on for nearly 20 years.
And the British Ministry of Defense indicated: “The last flight carrying members of the British armed forces has left Kabul,” at the conclusion of an operation that saw the evacuation of more than 15,000 people in the two weeks since the “Taliban” movement took power.
Britain said on Friday that its evacuation mission would be completed within hours and that its army would only be able to move any Afghans eligible to travel to those who managed to enter the airport.
More than 450 British soldiers have died in Afghanistan since 2001.
US President Joe Biden also set an August 31 deadline for US armed forces to leave Afghanistan, but allied forces, including Britain, opted to leave before that date. Britain also suspended the activities of its embassy in Afghanistan.
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said it would not be possible to deport 800 to 1,100 Afghans who had worked for Britain and were entitled to leave the country.

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