I served with the Nato mission in Afghanistan – it was a bloated mess | Anonymous

[ad_1] The images plastered across our screens in recent days of Afghan civilians at Hamid Karzai airport desperately trying to flee the country, as well as the bombing on Thursday, have been heartbreaking. And, for me, slightly surreal. I lived in that airport while serving as a soldier in the British army. Watching the scenes … Read more

UK evacuation from Kabul to end in ‘a matter of hours’ | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The UK has stopped taking people into Kabul airport to remove them from Afghanistan, the defence secretary, Ben Wallace has said, and the evacuation process will end in “a matter of hours”. Accepting that there would be Afghan translators or others who worked with UK forces who would not get out, Wallace said these … Read more

Kabul airport atrocity offers a glimpse of the chaos to come in Afghanistan | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The tempting comparison between the withdrawals of US forces from Kabul in 2021 and Saigon in 1975 has offered diminishing returns over the past 12 days. Whereas about 7,000 people were evacuated from Vietnam (5,500 Vietnamese civilians and about 1,500 Americans), more than 95,000 people have left Afghanistan in a historic airlift since 14 … Read more

Afghan Chevening scholar relieved after evacuation to UK | Afghanistan

[ad_1] A Chevening scholar who has arrived in the UK after being airlifted out of Afghanistan has said she is relieved to escape the “hell” of Taliban rule but is worried about how the trauma of her ordeal will affect her studies. Afsana Hamidy, 26, arrived at Birmingham airport on Wednesday, and will be studying … Read more

Boris Johnson: UK will continue with final stages of Kabul airlift | Afghanistan

[ad_1] UK forces will continue with the final stages of an evacuation programme from Kabul despite a deadly suicide bombing and gun attack outside the city’s airport, Boris Johnson has said. But while the prime minister said the UK had extracted the “overwhelming majority” of UK nationals or Afghans eligible to be removed, a series … Read more

‘Total betrayal’: Afghan interpreters shocked as New Zealand ends Kabul evacuation | Afghanistan

[ad_1] Afghan interpreters left behind after New Zealand ceased its mercy flights are shocked and terrified at being stranded, saying it is a “total betrayal” by the New Zealand government. The Guardian spoke to an Afghan interpreter, Ali* who was approved for a resettlement visa in New Zealand due to fears of reprisal from the … Read more

Afghanistan live news: Biden vows revenge for Kabul airport attack that killed 60 civilians and 13 US service members as Islamic State claims responsibility | World news

[ad_1] 12.48am BST 00:48 Trudeau: ‘our hearts break for the people of Afghanistan’ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to work with partners to resettle refugees in his country. “Our hearts break for the people of Afghanistan and the loved ones of the victims, including the brave women and men of our allies,” he said. … Read more

White House in crisis mode after Islamic State attack in Kabul kills dozens | Joe Biden

[ad_1] Joe Biden is due to address the nation about the deepening crisis in Afghanistan at 5pm on Thursday after 12 US troops and at least 60 Afghan civilians were killed in an Islamic State attack in Kabul. The US president was reportedly in the situation room with his national security team when details of … Read more

‘It was like doomsday’: wait at Kabul airport descends into terror | Afghanistan

[ad_1] Another long, hot afternoon in Kabul was drawing to a close, thousands of foreigners and Afghans – many in family groups with young children – still hoping to flee the capital, thronged the heavily guarded gates of Hamid Karzai International Airport, desperate to board one of the last planes out. The atmosphere was febrile: … Read more

Civilians and US soldiers dead after two suicide bombs strike Kabul airport | Afghanistan

[ad_1] Two suicide bombs and a gunman struck one of the main entrances to Kabul’s international airport on Thursday, killing civilians and at least 12 US service personnel, hours after western intelligence agencies warned of an imminent and “very credible” terrorist threat. US and other western officials blamed the Afghan branch of Islamic State and … Read more