BBC World Information anchor, Yalda Hakim, stories that the majority web and telecom providers have been disrupted by the Taliban in Panjshir.
Panjshir province within the north-east of the nation has emerged as a centre of resistance to Taliban rule in latest weeks. Its at present managed by the Second Resistance, and with Baghlan is certainly one of two provinces reportedly not managed by the Taliban.
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The British ambassador to Afghanistan Sir Laurie Bristow is among the many army and diplomatic personnel evacuated from Kabul who’ve landed at RAF Brize Norton base in Oxfordshire.
The Authorities mentioned of the 15,000 folks evacuated because the Taliban seized Kabul, 5,000 of these have been British nationals and their households.
Greater than eight,000 Afghans who helped the British effort as interpreters or in different roles, or who’re in any other case weak to persecution by the regime, have been additionally in a position to flee to security with their households.
Addressing the households and family members of the British troops who “gave their all”, Boris Johnson mentioned: “Your struggling and your hardship weren’t in useless.”
He described the UK departure from Afghanistan as “the fruits of a mission not like something we’ve seen in our lifetimes”.
UK Defence secretary Ben Wallace mentioned yesterday he believed there have been between 800 and 1,100 Afghans eligible underneath the Afghan Relocation and Help Coverage (Arap) scheme who can be left behind, whereas round 100 and 150 UK nationals will stay in Afghanistan, though a few of these have been staying willingly.
On the truth that not everybody eligible for evacuation from Kabul might be rescued, Vice-Admiral Key mentioned: “That’s each true and a matter of nice disappointment for all of us which were concerned on this.
“While we recognise and I pay testomony to the achievement of every part that has been achieved by coalition forces, however significantly the British contingent, during the last two weeks, ultimately we all know that there are some actually unhappy tales of people that have desperately tried to go away that we’ve got – irrespective of how arduous our efforts – we’ve got been unsuccessful in evacuating.”
The ultimate aircraft carrying UK troops arrived at RAF Brize Norton from Kabul right this moment , drawing to an in depth Britain’s 20-year engagement in Afghanistan and a two-week operation (Operation Pitting) to rescue UK nationals and Afghan allies.
Talking at RAF Brize Norton, Vice-Admiral Ben Key, the chief of joint operations, who instructions Operation Pitting, mentioned the withdrawal couldn’t be thought-about a hit till the US and different allies had accomplished their operations.
Though the UK’s Operation Pitting finishes right this moment, after all america are nonetheless engaged in their very own withdrawal and I’d be very nervous in saying we had accomplished a profitable withdrawal from Afghanistan till all our allies and companions have returned.
America has supplied the framework for safety in Kabul as a part of an enormous worldwide effort and so operations proceed even when the UK’s explicit contribution concludes right this moment.
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Closing aircraft carrying British troops touches down in UK
The ultimate aircraft carrying British troops has arrived at RAF Brize Norton.
In a video uploaded to Twitter this morning, Boris Johnson praised the greater than 1,000 army personnel, diplomats and officers who took half within the operation in Afghanistan.
He mentioned: “UK troops and officers have labored across the clock to a remorseless deadline in harrowing circumstances.”
And described the UK departure from Afghanistan as “the fruits of a mission not like something we’ve seen in our lifetimes”.
Video under, courtesy of Sky Information:
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And extra on that story, the Observer entrance web page right this moment.
1000’s of emails to the International Workplace from MPs and charities detailing pressing circumstances of Afghans attempting to flee from Kabul haven’t been learn, together with circumstances flagged by authorities ministers.
In lots of circumstances, emails detailing the circumstances of Afghans who worry for his or her households’ lives seem to have been unopened for days.
An electronic mail from the Labour chief, Keir Starmer, despatched on Monday was nonetheless unread on Thursday.
You possibly can learn the complete report right here:
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Within the video, UK prime minister Boris Johnson, mentioned Britain’s departure from Afghanistan was “the fruits of a mission not like something we’ve seen in our lifetimes”.
20 years of engagement in Afghanistan by British troops got here to an finish on Saturday evening, brining a near the most important evacuation mission because the second world conflict.
Defence secretary Ben Wallace beforehand mentioned he believed there have been between 800 and 1,100 Afghans eligible underneath the Afghan Relocation and Help Coverage (Arap) scheme who can be left behind, whereas round 100 and 150 UK nationals will stay in Afghanistan, though a few of these have been staying willingly.
The Observer reports today that 1000’s of emails from MPs and charities highlighting probably eligible circumstances went unread by the division.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the households and family members of British army personnel in a video posted on Twitter this morning.
“Your struggling and your hardship weren’t in useless,” he mentioned.
“It was no accident that there’s been no terrorist assault launched towards Britain or some other western nation from Afghanistan within the final 20 years.”
Alex Mistlin right here taking up. If you happen to’ve noticed a mistake or an replace I’ve missed you may get in contact by way of Twitter: @amistlin
I’ll be bringing you all the most recent developments because the Taliban and the departing US forces negotiate the handover of Kabul airport whereas the US Embassy in Kabul warns of a ‘particular, credible risk’.