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UK Armed Forces are continuing to assist with the evacuation of British nationals and Afghan civilians from Kabul following the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan

Rising Tension

The U.S. military said on Monday 23rd August that no U.S. or NATO coalition forces were injured after a brief firefight broke out at one gate into Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport.The last week at Kabul’s airport saw images of panic and desperation as mothers handed their babies to foreign soldiers over barbed-wire walls and Afghan civilians clung to airplanes as they took off in desperate attempts to flee their country. The administration is considering extending the deadline for complete troop withdrawal beyond its original Aug. 31 date — something the Taliban says it will not accept.

The rising tension and violence comes as the Biden administration grapples with a torrent of criticism over the fallout of its pullout from Afghanistan.President Joe Biden said Sunday that the U.S. military has evacuated 28,000 people from Afghanistan since Aug. 14, but many thousands of Americans still remain there.

UK Armed Forces personnel continue to work around the clock with allies in Kabul, Afghanistan to help evacuate Afghan civilians and British nationals from the country.

So far, thousands of people have been taken out of Afghanistan on Operation PITTING, the name for the military support to the evacuation of British nationals and former staff eligible for relocation under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP).

USA evacuation footage shared in this video
Armed Forces personnel have been working around the clock on Op PITTING.
Armed Forces personnel have been working around the clock on Op PITTING.

Alongside the evacuation, Armed Forces personnel continue to provide humanitarian support to those wanting to leave the country, providing food, water, baby milk, nappies and sanitary packs to those in need.

More than 1,000 UK personnel are deployed to Kabul to assist with the evacuation process. Working with the US and other allies, the UK Armed Forces have been able to ensure that civilians are able to get to safety.

The Royal Air Force is using a range of air transport to transit Afghan civilians and British nationals outside of Afghanistan back to the UK, including C-17, A400M and C-130 aircraft.

Personnel have been assisting with evacuating from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

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Troops in Kabul to support British nationals leaving Afghanistan

Take a look below at the UK Armed Forces assisting with the evacuation of Afghan civilians and British nationals👇

Personnel interact with a family at Kabul International Airport.
Personnel interact with families at Kabul International Airport.
Personnel interact with families at Kabul International Airport.
Personnel interact with civilians at the airport.
British personnel at Kabul International Airport.
UK Armed Forces personnel continue to assist with evacuating Afghan civilians and British nationals from Kabul, Afghanistan.
British personnel at Kabul International Airport.
The Armed Forces continue to work around the clock to evacuate as many people as they can from Afghanistan.
Personnel have also been providing humanitarian support to those at the airport.
British personnel at Kabul International Airport.
Personnel at the airport have been carrying out a range of roles.
More than 1,000 personnel are currently in Kabul, Afghanistan on Op PITTING.
British personnel at Kabul International Airport.
Conditions in Afghanistan are tough, with the heat being an impacting factor for civilians and personnel.
British personnel at Kabul International Airport.
Personnel have been working flat out, around the clock to assist as many people as they can.
Afghan civilians head towards a plane ready to take them out of Afghanistan.
Afghan civilians head towards a plane ready to take them out of Afghanistan.
We are all immensely proud of the work of our personnel for their work on Op PITTING.
We are all immensely proud of the work of our personnel on Op PITTING.
We are all immensely proud of the work of our personnel on Op PITTING.
Personnel keep watch over the airport 24 hours a day.
Personnel keep watch over the airport 24 hours a day.
Military working dogs have been sent to Kabul to assist with Op PITTING.
Military working dogs have been sent to Kabul to assist with Op PITTING.
Civilians board a plane as they prepare to head to the UK.
Civilians board a plane as they prepare to head to the UK.
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