Afghanistan Evacuees Arrive at Birmingham Airport

People who had been flown out of Kabul, Afghanistan, by the United Kingdom’s military arrived in the English city of Birmingham on August 18, according to a statement from the UK’s Ministry of Defence

The statement said that the “flight carried eligible Afghans under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy Programme and British Nationals who were based in Afghanistan.”

Laurie Bristow, the British ambassador to Afghanistan, said on August 18: “Yesterday we got about 700 people out … we’re trying to scale up the speed, the pace, over the next couple of days.”

This footage shows the flight arriving at the airport, followed by passengers seen disembarking. Credit: UK Ministry of Defence via Storyful

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