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

Isis affiliate is prime suspect for Kabul airport suicide bombing | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The prime suspect for the suicide bombing at Kabul airport is the Isis affiliate in Afghanistan known as Islamic State Khorasan Province, ISKP or Isis-K. Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, said on Sunday there was an “acute” and “persistent” threat to the continuing evacuations from the Afghan capital from Isis-K – … Read more

Biden reportedly receiving urgent briefings in White House situation room on explosion at Kabul airport – live | US news

[ad_1] 4.20pm BST 16:20 More than 30 patients have already arrived at the Kabul Surgical Centre following the explosions at the airport, according to a reporter for the Afghan network TOLO News. Six other patients were declared dead upon arrival to the hospital. A Taliban spokesperson previously said that at least 13 people had been … Read more

Women’s rights will be respected ‘within the limits of Islam’, say Taliban – video | World news

[ad_1] The Taliban said they wanted peaceful relations with other countries and would respect the rights of women ‘within the limits of Islam’, as they held their first press conference since seizing Kabul. During their rule between 1996 and 2001, the Taliban implemented their own strict interpretation of sharia law, preventing women from working and … Read more

Fleeing Afghans should try to get to border, says UK defence secretary | Afghanistan

[ad_1] Afghans who want to flee to Britain may be better off “trying to get to the border” than awaiting RAF evacuation, the defence secretary has said as British troops made last-ditch attempts to airlift at least 1,500 remaining interpreters and others who have supported the UK. Ben Wallace, in a briefing to MPs, signalled … Read more

UK evacuation from Kabul to end within ‘24 to 36 hours’, defence sources say | Afghanistan

[ad_1] Britain’s evacuation from Kabul is expected to end within “24 to 36 hours”, potentially abandoning thousands of Afghans, defence sources said as the increasingly bullish Taliban moved to prevent them travelling to the airport to flee. The US president, Joe Biden, rejected pleas from the UK for the humanitarian airlift to continue beyond 31 … Read more