Afghanistan: Evacuation of 200 controversial dogs and cats

Afghanistan: Evacuation of 200 controversial dogs and cats

The eviction process in the UK in Afghanistan And ended Saturday with the departure of a flight carrying its soldiers. Meanwhile, hundreds of Afghans eligible to leave remain in their places as the last plane carrying only civilians took off earlier on Saturday from the Afghan capital, Kabul.

The commander of the British armed forces, General Nick Carter, estimated that the evacuation proceeded “as far as possible under the circumstances”, after assault The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for more than 100 deaths on Thursday, including 13 American and two British soldiers. But he felt “heartbreaking” for not being able to “get everyone out”.

Employees of an association are stuck on site

Former soldier Paul Farthing was among the last to leave Kabul. He left on a private charter flight to evacuate about 200 dogs and cats from a shelter in the city. “We are relieved to confirm that (farthing) The animals left Afghanistan this afternoon and are now safe,” his association announced on Facebook nozad.

But the initiative was met with a wave of criticism in the face of the initial influx of candidates. ” Not only (farthing) They abandoned their Afghan staff, but put their dogs on their plane as the Americans carried their “13 victims” of the attack on Thursday, the Times quoted an angry British defense source as saying.

Afghan employees of the association and their relatives were unable to reach the airport to evacuate them. The association promised to “do everything in its power to help them”.

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