Sir Laurie Bristow, a British Ambassador left Afghanistan along with the last flight of the staff. This ends the military contribution of the United Kingdom. The latter has been in Afghanistan for almost 20 years.
Moreover, this marks the number 15,000 of the total people withdrawn, started from the 14th of August 2021.
The UK Time News article states that according to Vice Adm, Sir Ben Key, the overall struggle was admirable.
However, depressing as well because some are still stuck. He was hesitant in calling the efforts a success without the evacuation of all the associates and friends.
Bbc.com also covered the considerations of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. The latter appreciated the achievements of the last few weeks as well as the last few years. For instance, the improvements in girls’ education.
British Ambassador left Afghanistan and landed safely in Oxfordshire
British Ambassador left Afghanistan and reached Oxfordshire, more specifically, Brize Norton base, on Sunday morning via UAE. Chief of Joint Operations addresses the entire contribution of the UK as unsuccessful. He is certain about the miserable stories of people who tried to escape.
Furthermore, the Taliban gave the deadline of 31st of August 2021. For the UK government, this was a short period of time to vacate more people. Many employees are left behind who assisted daringly these past 20 years.
The UK Time News also contemplated the buzz spreading about a United Kingdom service personnel. Vice Adm Key told that he looked extremely tired, depicting the struggle of the last two weeks.
The photos also illustrated the harsh conditions that resulted because of eating less and doing more physical labor. The workforces were trying their best to evacuate as many British and eligible Afghans as possible.
Moreover, the blunt image of the UK ambassador demonstrated the end of the mission. Upon arrival, Sir Philip Barton welcomed Sir Laurie, without any ceremony or speeches.
Communicating with the armed forces community, PM Boris Johnson stated the tussle to watch the fate in the Taliban’s hands.
The ex-head of armed forces, Lord Dannatt, named this act as the end of the military phase. It was definitely against the plan. Besides, Lord Dannatt served this position from 2006 to 2009.