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UK evacuation from Afghanistan judged 'a disaster' night

BBC, 25 May 2022
A report by the UK foreign affairs select committee has laid bare serious failings in the government's evacuation of Afghans from Kabul in August 2021 Please subscribe HERE

The withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan last year unfolded in chaos as the Taliban seized back power.

An inquiry has found 'the total absence of a plan' for evacuating Britons and Afghans who had worked with British forces.

It also found 'systemic failures in intelligence, diplomacy, planning and preparation' on behalf of the government.

Many of these Afghans are now left behind to face reprisals as #Newsnight's UK Editor Sima Kotecha discovers:

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