The UK ended the evacuation on Saturday Afghanistan After the departure of a He fled with his last soldiers in the country He said he regretted not being able to turn away hundreds of Afghan collaborators.
One of the last civilians to leave Kabul was the British director of the Nawzad Animal Charity, Paul Farthing, who campaigned for 200 cats and dogs evacuated In a chartered plane that sparked a strong debate in the United Kingdom.
“We are relieved to confirm that Ben and Nawzad’s animals left Afghanistan in the afternoon and are fine,” he added.This organization wrote on Twitter, AFP reported.
This message is not currently available in the organization’s profile. The latest accessed tweet, posted on Friday, notes: “The team is safe but it’s still in Afghanistan. We can’t believe what happened yesterday.”.
An operation carried out by the Nawzad Foundation to rescue pets in Afghanistan.
The tweet refers to one Farthing had previously posted, which detailed the ship’s operation. “All equipment and dogs/cats were safely within 300m of the airport perimeter. We were turned away because JoeBidenPOTUS had changed the paperwork rules just two hours ago. We went to hell to get there and immersed ourselves in the chaos of those devastating explosions“.
Farthing insisted that his animals be removed while many Afghans were left behind, including some Nawzad workers. Widely criticized in the UK.
The Chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, Tom Tugendhat, explained to Radio LBC that an Afghan translator working for the UK asked him: “Why is my five-year-old son worth less than a dog?”.
Amid the controversy, Britain’s Ministry of Defense reported this Saturday that “a recent flight carrying members of the British Armed Forces has left Kabul,” a message accompanied by a picture of tired soldiers boarding the plane.
British forces withdrew from Kabul airport on Saturday. Photo EFE
Hours earlier, the United Kingdom sent one last plane to evacuate civilians from Afghanistan, and spent its last efforts to withdraw the remaining diplomatic and military staff before the August 31 deadline for the withdrawal of US forces.
Missions accelerated after Thursday’s attack, which killed at least 180 people, including 13 US Marines. A local Islamic State faction claimed responsibility for the attack.
first Minister Boris Johnson He thanked everyone who participated in the process and confirmed it In less than two weeks, 15,000 people were evacuated.
“I would like to thank everyone who participated and the thousands who have served there over the past two decades,” he said in a message on social media.
The head of Britain’s armed forces, Nick Carter, said the evacuation had “goed as well as possible” but that it was “heartbreaking” that “everyone has not been able to get out”.
Carter put the number of eligible Afghans who were not evacuated at “hundreds.”
Defense Secretary Ben Wallace had previously estimated this between 800 and 1100 afghanis Eligible to move under the UK scheme They “failed” to get out.