UK says final civilian flights will soon leave Afghanistan

British defence minister Ben Wallace said on Friday (August 27) that the country was entering the final hours of its evacuation and would process only people who were already inside Kabul airport.

Britain's defence ministry said late on Friday that it had evacuated more than 14,500 Afghan and British nationals in the two weeks since the Taliban took control of the country.

Wallace said on Friday that he estimated between 800 and 1,100 Afghans who had worked with Britain and were eligible to leave the country would not make it through, and Carter estimated the total would be in the "high hundreds".

Many Afghans unable to leave judged it was too dangerous to travel to Kabul airport, Carter said.

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