This can include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. Hundreds of people who were able to escape the Taliban and head past the borders of the country are being collected and flown to safety. However, although they have not been revealed the exact location has many Afghans fled to neighboring countries such as Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
There are fears that the Taliban, since taking over the country, have been able to get access to information and data of civilians and individuals that had previously worked for foreign forces. This has sparked concerns that the estimated 300 interpreters left behind behind following the British retreat from the country could be in danger, with many of them now hiding or having fled the country. The RAF aircraft will also secure the safe passage of stranded foreign nationals of neighboring states and they will land in the border regions of neighbouring countries, avoiding Taliban ruled airspace. Due to the complexity of the landing sites, adaptable aircraft are being used, capable of landing on rougher terrain, including roads, deserts and scrubland.
A government source speaking to The Telegraph said: More RAF aircraft are going to pick people up from friendly nations. We ll be picking up a variety of foreign nationals, ARAP, anyone left behind. Another source stated that the government had committed to get as many people out as possible, and will do what they can to make that happen. Speaking from the Ministry of Defence, a spokesman also said: During Operation Pitting, we worked tirelessly to evacuate as many people out of Afghanistan as possible, airlifting more than 15,000 people from Kabul - including thousands of ARAP applicants and their dependants. AAP is the acronym for the Afghanistan Relocation and Assistance Policy, coined by the US forces and their allies.
During the initial operation in which various forces entered Afghanistan as the transition of power was still taking place, shocking images emerged of individuals hanging on to aircraft as they taxied and department. Several people were seen to fall to their death once aircraft cleared ground. The rush to leave Kabul International Airport saw swathes of people attempting to find a way into Afghanistan with the security guards in place. A suicide bomber killed nearly 200 people, many civilians trying to enter the airport. Iran warned by US over stalled nuclear talks COMMENT Brexit meaningless - Briton sullied at ECJ ultimatum INSIGHT Arrogant Macron desperately trying to win second term REPORT Some former Taliban members joined the Takfiri terrorist group, Islamic State Khorasan, or IS-K after the takeover. The group claimed responsibility for the attack. A US military air strike in response to the incident hit the intended target, killing a family of 13 in the process, many of whom were children. With more people still to be evacuated, the challenges remain for British forces involved in the operation.