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Thirteen Brits leave Afghanistan as Taliban allow commercial flights to resume

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THIRTEEN more Brits left Afghanistan last night as the Taliban allowed the first commercial flight to leave Kabul since they seized the airport.

They were among around 200 passengers on a Qatar Airways flight to Doha in the Middle East.

Reuters

The first international flight from Kabul since the departure of US troops carried 13 British citizens[/caption]

Reuters

The Qatar airways flight to Doha carried around 200 passengers[/caption]

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: “We are grateful to our Qatari friends for facilitating a flight carrying 13 British nationals from Kabul to safety in Doha.”

He added: “We expect the Taliban to keep to their commitment to allow safe passage for those who want to leave.”


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