On the Afghanistan evacuation

 The Prime Minister has confirmed that the final British flights carrying military and diplomatic personnel have now left Afghanistan, bringing an end to Operation PITTING and our military operations in the country after 20 years.

  • The airlift of evacuees from Kabul was an enormous military operation. British armed forces, diplomats and civil servants worked tirelessly to evacuate as many vulnerable people from Afghanistan as possible.
  • Over 15,000 people on 165 flights have been evacuated since 14 August, including more than 2,200 children, and the UK will continue to assist those who remain in Afghanistan for the months to come. 
  • We will now work to integrate into our society and  make welcome those who helped British forces in Afghanistan and for whom that country is no longer safe.


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