Britain's last flight leaves Kabul, US warns of new attacks
The last flight of Britain left Kabul, the US warned
Global New News Desk –
An emergency rescue operation is under way in Kabul airport amid fears of renewed militant attacks.
Britain’s latest flight with civilians has left Kabul. British officials have confirmed that Britain’s rescue operation is set to end later today.
Italy’s latest rescue flight from Kabul also arrived in Rome on Saturday. Earlier, Germany, France, Canada and Australia also announced the end of their rescue operations.
The United States, meanwhile, has warned its citizens to avoid Kabul airport. But there they will continue the rescue operation until the last minute.
The head of Britain’s military says the rescue operation for civilians from Afghanistan is coming to an end today. General Sir Nick Carter said some flights from Kabul were still leaving for the UK, but the number was very low. He said it was heartbreaking that not everyone was rescued in the end. Many Afghans who are fit to come to Britain from Afghanistan have to be left there.
After the Taliban took control of Kabul in Emas, various countries started mass rescue operations from there. The British Ministry of Defense said it had rescued 14,543 people since August 13.
In an interview with the BBC’s Today program, Sir Nick Carter said: “We are nearing the end of our rescue operation. It will be over by today (Saturday).
When the rescue operation was in full swing, there were about a thousand British troops there. However, some of these troops have left Afghanistan.
The U.S. embassy has again warned U.S. citizens against using the Kabul airport. In a warning issued a few hours ago, the US embassy in Afghanistan said they should avoid going to the airport and not use any gates at the airport.
Those already waiting at various entrances to the airport
have asked to leave immediately.
The Taliban has claimed control of parts of Kabul airport, but the United States has denied the allegations.
IS (Islamic State of Khorasan Province) claimed
responsibility for Thursday’s attack on Kabul airport.
The U.S. military says a drone strike has killed a leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in eastern Afghanistan. The U.S. military says a car bomb had exploded at an Iraqi police recruiting center at Kisak, west of Mosul.
The last flight of Britain left Kabul the US warned