A group of 30 Brits who are currently in Afghanistan have asked for help to get their families and themselves to the UK. They also accused the government of abandoning the Taliban.
Sixteen men, many of them British citizens, appeared in a secretly-recorded video pleading with the UK government to evacuate citizens left behind in Afghanistan more than three months after the Taliban took power.
A spokesperson explained that the group comprised 100 Brits, and that 30 of them had managed to get together in Kabul to record the message.
He stated that he demanded that the government not absolve itself of its responsibilities to its citizens and their families. We must return to our lives in the UK.
They have been trapped in Afghanistan since August 15, when the Taliban took control of the country following a lightning offensive. This was the day after the last US troops departed Afghanistan after 20 years.
MailOnline reached out to the Foreign Office for comment.
In a video sent ITV, the spokesperson stated that the group included NHS workers, plumbers, engineers and taxi drivers. She also called on the UK government for them to return home to normal life in Britain.
The group asked for visa requirements to be waived for their immediate family members and slammed the government for not putting on flights from the ‘fully operational’ Kabul airport.
They stated that evacuation flights for US citizens were taking off daily’ and they questioned why the British government had abandoned them and their families.
Pen Farthing was also credited with doing a better job in getting his cats and dogs out than Westminster at evacuating its citizens.
The spokesperson explained that many of the group missed their final evacuation flights from Kabul in late august because they couldn’t reach a hotel or the airport due strict checkpoints.
Sixteen men, most of whom are British citizens, appeared in a secretly-recorded video in which they pleaded with the UK government to evacuate Afghan citizens and their families.
Late August saw chaos at Kabul Airport as thousands of Afghans and other foreigners tried desperately to board the last evacuation flights out of the country following the victory of the Taliban, an extremist Islamist group.
Desperate people were seen running alongside and climbing up the wing, front, and rear wheels of a US military C-17 that was packed with 800 people – eight-times its usual capacity – on the first day after the evacuation.
Two people were killed in Kabul while clinging to the plane’s outside. The remains and body of another stowaway (a 19-year-old soccer player) were found in the wheel arch after the flight landed in Qatar.
The chaos continued for days as ISIS-K, an ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan’s Khorosan, attacked the airport gates, killing 170 Afghans, and 13 US Marines.
At the airport, the women were so desperate to get their children out of the country that they passed their babies over barbedwire to soldiers.
Afghans desperately tried climbing onto the rear right of the US Air Force C-17 to flee the country following the Taliban’s victory.
Footage published by Afghan outlet Aśvaka showed three stowaways falling to the deaths after clinging on to the wheels of a military plane as it took off from Kabul airport
Babies were thrown across barbed wire to Kabul’s airport in a desperate attempt to get them out of Afghanistan. This was as the west’s impending exit from Afghanistan was continuing.