Denmark has completed evacuation mission in Afghanistan

Denmark has completed evacuation mission in Afghanistan

This is stated by the Armed Forces.

On board the aircraft are the last Danish equipment and the last personnel.

The evacuations began when the Taliban militant movement seized power in Afghanistan.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark has evacuated a total of 988 people from the Afghan capital.

42 Afghans still want help from Denmark to be evacuated. In addition, there are 41 people on the Danish list who either remain in Afghanistan or who have left the country without informing the Citizen Service about it.

The Danish list covers Danish citizens and persons with a residence permit in Denmark who are abroad.

While the United States will remain at Kabul airport and continue the evacuations until August 31, it is different for a number of other countries.

Countries such as Italy, Sweden and Switzerland have announced that they have completed their operations.

The operation has been quite cumbersome, Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S) has emphasized several times.

The large crowds gathered at and around the airport and the security situation have made the evacuations difficult.

On Thursday, the chaos in Kabul culminated when two explosions took place outside Kabul airport.

The attack killed 13 U.S. soldiers and at least 72 Afghan civilians.

In Kabul, an Afghan Ministry of Health official told CBS News that at least 170 Afghan civilians were killed in the attack. That information has not been confirmed by others.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks, while the Taliban have condemned the bombings.

Source: The Nordic Page


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