Defense Minister: "UK's evacuation mission at Kabul's airport has "a matter of hours" left"

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# 27 August 2021 12:14 (UTC +04:00)

The UK's evacuation mission at Kabul's airport has "a matter of hours" left and no more people will be called forward, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said, APA reports citing Sky News.

Mr Wallace told Sky News the effort was into its "final hours" after the closure of the main processing centre in Kabul at the Baron Hotel near the airport.

He said: "We at 4.30 this morning, UK-time, closed the Baron Hotel, shut the processing centre and the gates were closed at Abbey Gate.

"We will process the people that we've brought with us, the 1,000 people approximately in the airfield now and we will seek a way to continue to find a few people in the crowds where we can, but overall the main processing is now closed and we have a matter of hours.

"The sad fact is not every single one will get out.

"The threat is obviously going to grow the closer we get to leaving."

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