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Prince William personally helped the Afghan family to leave Kabul




Prince William personally intervened to help the family of an Afghan officer, whom he knew from the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, to evacuate from Kabul. This is reported by the Evening Standard newspaper.

According to the publication, the Duke of Cambridge learned that the former cadet, whom he met while studying at the military academy, tried to withdraw his relatives when the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.

He asked the Royal Naval officer Rob Dixon to contact the right people in the region so that the ex-cadet and his family could board a flight departing from the airport of the Afghan capital to the UK.

After his rescue, former paratrooper Andrew Fox, who went on three tours in Afghanistan, said that William's intervention "fully corresponded to what we are taught in the army in terms of values, loyalty, respect for others and all that good."

"We are trained to help where we can. The situation was so chaotic and, frankly, poorly managed that people did everything possible to get out, " the publication quotes him as saying.

Earlier, the British ambassador to Afghanistan, Laurie Bristow, said that London had completed an operation to evacuate civilians, military personnel, and Afghans who had been helping for several years from the Islamic Republic.

On August 15, the Taliban announced the establishment of control over the entire territory of Afghanistan. Resistance forces are deployed in the Panjshir Valley in north-eastern Afghanistan. This territory continues to be beyond the control of the Taliban — earlier, the militants of the movement tried to storm Panjshir several times, but their offensives were repulsed without much difficulty.



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