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UK Says Evacuation Window At Kabul Airport Unlikely To Be Extended


UK Says Evacuation Window At Kabul Airport Unlikely To Be Extended

Members of the UK Armed Forces continue to take part in the evacuation from Kabul airport.

London:

Western governments are unlikely to extend the evacuation window to allow their citizens and Afghans more time to fly out of Kabul airport, Britain’s defence minister Ben Wallace said.

U.S. President Joe Biden will face pressure to extend an Aug. 31 deadline to evacuate thousands seeking to flee the Taliban in Afghanistan when he meets Group of Seven leaders at a virtual meeting on Tuesday.

The Taliban have said the Aug. 31 deadline is a red line.

Wallace told Sky News he was doubtful there would be an extension “not only because of what the Taliban has said but also if you look at the public statements of President Biden, I think it is unlikely.”

He added: “It is definitely worth us all trying and we will.”

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



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