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2,000 people flown back to UK from Kabul airport in last 24 hours – Raab

Written by on 25/08/2021

About 2,000 people have been flown back to the UK from Kabul airport in the last 24 hours, the foreign secretary has said.

Dominic Raab also told Sky News that all almost all single-nationality Britons have left Afghanistan and that he would like to see Kabul airport become fully functional.

In his first TV interview since the Afghanistan crisis, Mr Raab admitted that with the “benefit of hindsight” he would have come back from holiday earlier amid the Taliban takeover of Kabul.

He faced calls to quit last week after it emerged he remained on his luxury holiday in Crete instead of coming back to deal with the Afghanistan crisis.

 Sky News

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