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UK's Johnson defends Kabul airlift as criticism grows

UK's Johnson defends Kabul airlift as criticism grows
UK military personnel departing Kabul, Afghanistan. (Jonathan Gifford/MoD via AP)

Speaking to the 150,000 men and women who completed a tour of Afghanistan, and the families of the 457 who died there, Johnson said they had succeeded in keeping Britain safe and in improving the livelihoods for locals there.

"It is at the darkest and most difficult moments that the Armed Forces of this country have always performed their greatest and most astonishing feats," he said of the final departure.

One flight carrying troops and London's ambassador to Afghanistan, Laurie Bristow, landed back in Britain on Sunday morning and further flights are expected later in the day.

Source: Reuters/vc

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