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Britons caught in Afghanistan or with stranded household amid the worsening state of affairs in the present day instructed of chaotic scenes at Kabul Airport as they have been caught with no meals or water, grounded flights and blocked roads.

Desperate individuals rushed onto the airport runway in the present day as 1000’s tried to flee after the Taliban seized energy, with some making an attempt to cling to the aspect of a US navy transport aircraft because it took off amid distressing footage. 

Evacuation flights out of Kabul have been suspended as at the least seven individuals have been killed, with three stowaways falling tons of of toes to their deaths and tons of of different individuals making an attempt to cling to planes alongside the runway. 

Thousands of terrified individuals have descended on Hamad Karzai Airport because the UK, US and different Western international locations fly out their residents and diplomats on navy plane following the Taliban’s lightning victory. 

A London-based Twitter consumer known as Hadi Sharifi posted a collection of updates from the crisis-hit airport in the present day, saying that he was one in all a bunch of 5 stranded households who had been instructed to strive to get a industrial flight.

Mr Sharifi mentioned the earliest flight he might get tickets for was this Thursday however all planes have been grounded and his kids aged 4 and eight have been being left severely shaken by gunfire that might be heard close by.

He mentioned he’s a British citizen, and likewise has his nephew who’s German citizen, however might discover no contact for Germany in Kabul to register if they will schedule a flight – and due to this fact fears he may get left behind.

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London-based Twitter consumer known as Hadi Sharifi posted a collection of updates from crisis-hit Kabul Airport in the present day, saying that he was one in all a bunch of 5 stranded households who had been instructed to strive to get a industrial flight

Afghanistan tweets

Afghanistan tweets

Fereba Hafizi, 29, a style photographer from Coventry, mentioned her 79-year-old disabled mom was caught in Kabul and had little hope of flying as a result of she is in a wheelchair and can’t journey with out help

Afghanistan tweets

Afghanistan tweets

Another Twitter consumer mentioned roads have been blocked and flights have been grounded at Kabul Airport, which had left them ‘caught’

Afghanistan tweets

Afghanistan tweets

Other Twitter customers from Britain mentioned they have been both caught in Afghanistan or members of their household have been stranded there

Afghanistan tweets

Afghanistan tweets

One Twitter consumer mentioned British residents have been caught at Kabul Airport with ‘no meals or water’ whereas others pleaded for assist

Afghans sit as they wait to leave Kabul Airport today as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee

Afghans sit as they wait to go away Kabul Airport in the present day as 1000’s of individuals mobbed the town’s airport making an attempt to flee

Thousands of Afghans rush to Hamid Karzai International Airport as they try to flee the Afghan capital of Kabul today

Thousands of Afghans rush to Hamid Karzai International Airport as they fight to flee the Afghan capital of Kabul in the present day

Mr Sharifi additionally described watching individuals ‘dropping off’ of a navy aircraft after it took off, with stories later confirming three stowaways fell tons of of toes to their deaths in the incident.

He tweeted: ‘With me there are 4 extra households stranded in Kabul. They took our particulars and instructed us take industrial flight, however there usually are not flights, the earliest we had ticket for was Thursday 19. What is the plan for us?’ 

Ex-Marine asks for assist so animal rights charity’s employees can go away Kabul 

The founding father of an animal rights charity in Afghanistan has urged the British Government to assist withdraw his employees from Kabul.

Pen Farthing, a former Royal Marine Commando and founding father of the Nowzad charity, is campaigning for the Government to have 71 individuals flown to the UK from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized the capital metropolis.

Pen Farthing, founder of animal rescue charity Nowzad, who has urged the Government to withdraw his staff from Kabul

Pen Farthing, founding father of animal rescue charity Nowzad, who has urged the Government to withdraw his employees from Kabul

Mr Farthing is at the moment in Afghanistan with his employees and has mentioned he’s decided not to go away the nation with out them. 

Becoming visibly emotional whereas describing the present state of affairs in the town, he instructed ITV’s Good Morning Britain: ‘We don’t know what’s coming subsequent in the subsequent few days, I’m simply making an attempt to maintain it collectively.

‘Without a doubt, there was an entire waste over the lack of life for the final 20 years. What is going on in Afghanistan in the present day is an absolute travesty. 

‘The US and the UK are actually giving the world a masterclass in how to utterly spoil a rustic and create a humanitarian disaster.’

He added: ‘I would like to get my employees out. There’s been completely no communication from anyone in the Foreign Office (about) my Afghan employees, who are actually in probably the most determined place. They want to be taken out of Afghanistan. They have gotten to go away due to what we now have executed to this nation. They are in hazard.’

The charity has launched a marketing campaign known as Operation Ark to fundraise £200,000 to assist evacuate Mr Farthing’s employees and the charity’s animals in a foreign country.

Another Twitter consumer known as @z4k5afi tweeted the Ministry of Defence, saying: ‘Family members are caught in Kabul Airport and unsure what to do. British residents who’ve been registered on the database. They don’t have any meals or water. Please shed some mild.’

An extra social media consumer, @Rome25838380, mentioned: ‘I’m a British nationwide in Kabul. I contacted the embassy two days in the past and requested for help. They instructed me they’d observe up after which they didn’t. I’m caught. Roads blocked. Flights grounded.’ 

Fereba Hafizi, 29, a style photographer from Coventry, mentioned her 79-year-old disabled mom was caught in Kabul and had little hope of flying as a result of she is in a wheelchair and can’t journey with out help.

She added that her mom was low on treatment and urged Britain to ship extra plans and troops to assist evacuate individuals, with the embassy saying individuals ought to strive to use industrial flights to get to Britain.

Ms Hafizi mentioned: ‘My 79-year-old disabled mom on wheelchair is instructed by British embassy strive to catch a industrial flight. With this disaster at Kabul Airport, is it even potential?’

She mentioned there was ‘no help accessible and embassies shut down’, and urged the Government to ‘please ship extra planes and troops’ to return UK nationals again to Britain.

Ms Hafizi added that males have been pushing their manner by way of to visa desks and girls have been standing again due to ‘cultural causes’ and ‘not wanting to be sexually assaulted because it tends to occur in crowds’.

Another Twitter consumer known as Waqar tweeted a message to the Home Office and Home Secretary Priti Patel, saying: ‘What are you going to do to convey my siblings and mom which are caught in Afghanistan proper now? I’m a British citizen. There have to be one thing you guys can do.’

An extra social media consumer known as Zubeir Arefi tweeted Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saying: ‘Dear sir, I’m British citizen, I’m in Kandahar, Afghanistan, with my household. I electronic mail and known as to emergency quantity as properly – no person response again and I do not know what ought to we do (sic).’

It comes because the founding father of an animal rights charity in Afghanistan urged the British Government to assist withdraw his employees from Kabul.

Pen Farthing, a former Royal Marine Commando and founding father of the Nowzad charity, is campaigning for the Government to have 71 individuals flown to the UK from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized the capital metropolis.

Mr Farthing is at the moment in Afghanistan with his employees and has mentioned he’s decided not to go away the nation with out them.

Becoming visibly emotional whereas describing the present state of affairs in the town, he instructed ITV’s Good Morning Britain: ‘We don’t know what’s coming subsequent in the subsequent few days, I’m simply making an attempt to maintain it collectively.

‘Without a doubt, there was an entire waste over the lack of life for the final 20 years. What is going on in Afghanistan in the present day is an absolute travesty. The US and the UK are actually giving the world a masterclass in how to utterly spoil a rustic and create a humanitarian disaster.’

He added: ‘I would like to get my employees out. There’s been completely no communication from anyone in the Foreign Office (about) my Afghan employees, who are actually in probably the most determined place. They want to be taken out of Afghanistan. They have gotten to go away due to what we now have executed to this nation. They are in hazard.’

The charity has launched a marketing campaign known as Operation Ark to fundraise £200,000 to assist evacuate Mr Farthing’s employees and the charity’s animals in a foreign country. 

Afghan people sit as they wait to leave Kabul Airport today amid chaotic scenes as the Taliban took control of the city

Afghan individuals sit as they wait to go away Kabul Airport in the present day amid chaotic scenes because the Taliban took management of the town

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

Footage revealed by Afghan outlet Aśvaka confirmed three stowaways falling to the deaths after clinging on to the wheels of a navy aircraft because it took off from Kabul Airport

Video posted later appeared to show residents collecting the bodies of three stowaways, who reportedly fell from an airborne plane, from a roof in Kabul

Video posted later appeared to present residents gathering the our bodies of three stowaways, who reportedly fell from the aircraft

It has been supported by Downton Abbey and Unforgotten actor Peter Egan, who posted a video plea to his supporters on Twitter to contact their native MPs, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary to assist the charity’s employees escape Kabul.

Comedian Ricky Gervais and actress Dame Judi Dench are additionally backing the marketing campaign. Mr Farthing launched the charity in 2006 after adopting a stray canine whereas serving in Helmand province.

‘How can I go away my spouse alone to die?’, says British nationwide caught in Kabul

A British father-of-two in Afghanistan who fears for his life says he can not fly to security in the UK as a result of it might imply leaving his spouse ‘on their lonesome to die’.

The 42-year-old, who requested to be recognized solely as Omed, mentioned he was ‘hiding at home’ with his household in Kabul as Taliban forces took management of the nation’s main cities and moved into the capital. He fears his British citizenship and former work on US military bases will make him and his household targets for the Taliban.

Omed has two kids below the age of eight, who even have British nationality, however he mentioned that as a result of his spouse will not be a UK citizen, she couldn’t get a visa to come to the nation.

He mentioned: ‘If I fly again to UK, how can I go away my spouse on their lonesome to die? As quickly as they arrive to Kabul – clearly individuals know one another: neighbours, companies and every thing – they’d come and if they do not discover me clearly my spouse can be there. I can not go away her – no matter occurs, I would really like to be with her.’

Omed, who was born in Afghanistan, arrived in the UK in 2001 as an asylum seeker after fleeing the Taliban, finally claiming citizenship. He moved again to Afghanistan round 12 years later, when he believed it was safer, and started working with an organization drilling water wells.

He mentioned he has sufficient cash to assist his household again in the UK however has been instructed his spouse can not get a visa. ‘They ought to at the least present compassion as a result of already they’re taking embassy employees again to the UK,’ Omed mentioned. ‘They may need had room to take into account individuals who have Afghan wives and are in a position to assist them again in the UK. It’s an emergency.’

Omed mentioned he has solely as soon as been in a position to communicate to anybody from the embassy, round two weeks in the past, and was instructed there have been no particular circumstances that will enable him to take his spouse to the UK.

He went to the British Embassy on Sunday morning, he added, however discovered that the constructing had been evacuated in a single day. He mentioned he’s making an attempt to stay as calm as potential for the sake of his household.

‘I’m actually scared however I’m making an attempt to, in entrance of them, to be calm and present that nothing will occur,’ he mentioned. ‘If I present my emotions, what’s inside, to them in all probability they may begin screaming. But deep down I do know it isn’t as straightforward as I’m making an attempt to present them. It’s actually scary as a result of being a British nationwide is one and dealing in the US military bases is a second hazard for me.’

He mentioned he plans to go away as quickly as potential to go and keep with kinfolk in an space the place individuals have no idea him, earlier than probably making an attempt to escape to a neighbouring nation with his household.

The charity has a canine shelter which sorted practically 140 canines and a cat shelter with greater than 40 cats. A crew of 24 Afghan nationals deal with and take care of the animals.

Meanwhile a British father-of-two in Afghanistan who fears for his life says he can not fly to security in the UK as a result of it might imply leaving his spouse ‘on their lonesome to die’.

The 42-year-old, who requested to be recognized solely as Omed, mentioned he was ‘hiding at home’ with his household in Kabul as Taliban forces took management of the nation’s main cities and moved into the capital.

He fears his British citizenship and former work on US military bases will make him and his household targets for the Taliban.

Omed has two kids below the age of eight, who even have British nationality, however he mentioned that as a result of his spouse will not be a UK citizen, she couldn’t get a visa to come to the nation.

He mentioned: ‘If I fly again to UK, how can I go away my spouse on their lonesome to die? As quickly as they arrive to Kabul – clearly individuals know one another: neighbours, companies and every thing – they’d come and if they do not discover me clearly my spouse can be there.

‘I can not go away her – no matter occurs, I would really like to be with her.’

Omed, who was born in Afghanistan, arrived in the UK in 2001 as an asylum seeker after fleeing the Taliban, finally claiming citizenship. He moved again to Afghanistan round 12 years later, when he believed it was safer, and started working with an organization drilling water wells.

He mentioned he has sufficient cash to assist his household again in the UK however has been instructed his spouse can not get a visa.

‘They ought to at the least present compassion as a result of already they’re taking embassy employees again to the UK,’ Omed mentioned. ‘They may need had room to take into account individuals who have Afghan wives and are in a position to assist them again in the UK. It’s an emergency.’

Omed mentioned he has solely as soon as been in a position to communicate to anybody from the embassy, round two weeks in the past, and was instructed there have been no particular circumstances that will enable him to take his spouse to the UK.

He went to the British Embassy on Sunday morning, he added, however discovered that the constructing had been evacuated in a single day. He mentioned he’s making an attempt to stay as calm as potential for the sake of his household.

‘I’m actually scared however I’m making an attempt to, in entrance of them, to be calm and present that nothing will occur,’ he mentioned. ‘If I present my emotions, what’s inside, to them in all probability they may begin screaming. But deep down I do know it isn’t as straightforward as I’m making an attempt to present them. It’s actually scary as a result of being a British nationwide is one and dealing in the US military bases is a second hazard for me.’

He mentioned he plans to go away as quickly as potential to go and keep with kinfolk in an space the place individuals have no idea him, earlier than probably making an attempt to escape to a neighbouring nation with his household.

Today, Boris Johnson will chair a 3rd Cobra assembly over the worsening state of affairs in Afghanistan as No 10 pledged to proceed to evacuate individuals from the nation for so long as it’s secure to accomplish that.

The Prime Minister will maintain a 3rd Cobra assembly in 4 days this afternoon as a determined wrestle to get UK nationals and native allies in a foreign country continues.

His official spokesman mentioned the UK will proceed the evacuation effort for ‘so long as we’re in a position to accomplish that and so long as it’s secure to accomplish that’ because the Government got here below fireplace for the way in which in which the disaster has been dealt with.

Afghan passengers sit inside a plane as they wait to leave Kabul Airport today amid chaotic scenes in the city

Afghan passengers sit inside a aircraft as they wait to go away Kabul Airport in the present day amid chaotic scenes in the town

Thousands of Afghans rush to the Hamid Karzai International Airport as they try to flee the Afghan capital of Kabul today

Thousands of Afghans rush to the Hamid Karzai International Airport as they fight to flee the Afghan capital of Kabul in the present day

A man pulls a girl to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul today as chaotic scenes continue in Afghanistan

A person pulls a woman to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul in the present day as chaotic scenes proceed in Afghanistan 

Afghans crowd around Kabul Airport today to flee the country as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan

Afghans crowd round Kabul Airport in the present day to flee the nation because the Taliban took management of Afghanistan 

But Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, who served in the Scots Guards, appeared to choke up as he spoke of his remorse that ‘some individuals will not get again’.

Speaking on LBC, Mr Wallace mentioned: ‘It’s a extremely deep a part of remorse for me… look, some individuals will not get again. Some individuals will not get again and we may have to do our greatest in third international locations to course of these individuals.’

Asked why he felt the state of affairs ‘so personally’, Mr Wallace replied: ‘Because I’m a soldier… as a result of it is unhappy and the West has executed what it is executed, we now have to do our easiest to get individuals out and stand by our obligations and 20 years of sacrifice is what it’s.’

British troops are racing in opposition to the clock to get individuals out of Afghanistan following the dramatic fall of the Western-backed government amid a speedy advance throughout the nation by the Taliban.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman mentioned in the present day there can be ‘vital numbers flying out day-to-day’ and that the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy was ‘open-ended’.

He mentioned the British ambassador, Sir Laurie Bristow, was working from the airport in Kabul alongside Home Office employees, diplomatic employees, and the armed companies, to course of visas.

He instructed a Westminster briefing: ‘We will proceed to do every thing we are able to, our provide is open-ended, we have not put an finish date on that and we’ll proceed to do all we are able to together with – because the Defence Secretary mentioned – ought to people handle to get to different international locations and be introduced in from these different international locations.’

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