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UK treatment of Afghan refugees ‘continues to be source of shame’
MoD sources accuse other parts of Whitehall of failing to do enough to help Afghans who worked with British forces
Two RAF flights carrying as many as 500 Afghans who worked with British forces and their relatives are landing in the UK each month from Pakistan but there is deep frustration within the Ministry of Defence about how the rest of government is struggling to accommodate arrivals.
- Ben Quinn
- The Guardian
It comes as the Taliban and western allies mark the first anniversary of Nato’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Gen Sir John McColl, who served in Afghanistan as the first head of Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in Afghanistan told BBC Radio 4’s World at One that the…