Aug. 22 2021 Seven Afghan civilians have been killed in the chaos near Kabul airport, the British Defense Ministry said Tuesday. On the same day, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair issued a statement accusing US President Joe Biden of making a “stupid” decision, describing the US withdrawal from Afghanistan as “tragic, dangerous and unnecessary”.
Seven Afghan civilians were reportedly killed in the chaos near Kabul airport as people tried to flee afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
A Spokesman for the Ministry of Defence added: “The situation on the ground remains challenging, but we are making every effort to control the situation as safely as possible.” For days, many countries have been struggling to cope with the large number of people trying to board evacuation flights.
However, British Defense Secretary Wallace 22, told British media, by the August 31 deadline for the Withdrawal of the United States, “no country can let everyone leave.”
In addition, since the Afghan Taliban took over Kabul, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair issued his first statement on the 22nd, accusing U.S. President Joe Biden of making a “stupid” decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. After the September 11 attacks, Blair led Britain’s invasion of Afghanistan with the United States.
Mr Blair described the US withdrawal from Afghanistan as “tragic, dangerous and unnecessary,” the BBC reported. He said the decision was made “to follow a stupid slogan that ends the ‘eternal war'”, a slogan Biden used during the presidential campaign.