New leaked details of the UK’s ‘chaotic and dysfunctional’ evacuation of Afghanistan

  • James Landall and Joseph Lee
  • BBC News

image source, MOD via PA Media

dysfunctional and messy. This is how a former British official described the handling of the evacuation from Afghanistan after the Taliban’s arrival in the capital, at the hands of the British Foreign Office.

Rafael Marshall said the process for choosing who could fly on a plane was arbitrary and that thousands of emails from people seeking help were not read.

He further stated that the British chancellor at the time, Dominic Raab was slow to make decisions.

In the two weeks following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul, the British government evacuated about 15,000 people from Afghanistan.

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