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Last dedicated evacuation flight to UK left Kabul overnight – defence sources

Written by on 28/08/2021

The last dedicated evacuation flight back to the UK left Kabul overnight, Sky News understands.

Remaining flights over the weekend are set to bring home British troops as well as the final small numbers of Afghan evacuees who have permission to fly, defence sources said.

The UK ambassador in Kabul, Laurie Bristow, said in a video posted on social media that his team had been “working until the very last moment”.

Almost 15,000 people had been airlifted to safety, he added.

 Sky News

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