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Around 1,000 Afghans who were eligible to be evacuated to the UK will be left behind as MPs are deluged with thousands more pleas for help.
Britain’s final evacuation flight from Kabul Airport is due to leave within hours as troops prepare to depart over the weekend ahead of an August 31 deadline.
The UK’s processing centre in the bomb-hit airport shut at 4.30am UK time on Friday after Boris Johnson claimed the “lion’s share” of people had got out.
Yet Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said 800 to 1,100 Afghans who’d helped British forces, and qualified for evacuation under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP), “didn’t make it through.”