Around 1,000 to be flown out today – UK defence secretary

The UK has entered the last stages of its evacuation operations at Kabul airport.

The Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace, said that the final approximately 1,000 people were being processed for evacuation and would be flown out on Friday. Following this, UK troops will be evacuated.

Wallace also told the BBC that some of the British Army’s equipment would be destroyed or left behind in order to create more space for evacuees.








the group is the most extreme and violent of all the jihadist militant groups in Afghanistan.

It is a regional affiliate of the group calling itself Islamic State and is active in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The group has been blamed for some of the worst atrocities in recent years, targeting girls’ schools, hospitals, and even a maternity ward pregnant women, infants, and nurses were shot dead.

They are part of the global IS network that seeks to carry out attacks on western, international and humanitarian targets wherever they can reach them.

IS-K have links to the Taliban through a third party, the Haqqani network.

But they have major differences with the Taliban, accusing them of abandoning Jihad and the battlefield in favour of a negotiated peace settlement.

IS fighters now represent a major security challenge for the incoming Taliban government.

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