Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Ex-Royal Marine Refuses To Leave Country And Abandon His Charity Staff

Paul Farthing said he will not leave the staff of his Nowzad animal charity to the "absolutely horrendous fate" they are faced with.

A former Royal Marine has said he will stay in Afghanistan with his charity staff for as long as it takes for them to get out of the country.

Paul 'Pen' Farthing served in Helmand and set up the charity Nowzad to look after animals in Afghanistan.

Now, following the country's takeover by the Taliban, Mr Farthing said his "staff are not safe" and told Forces News there is "no way" he is leaving the staff to an "absolutely horrendous fate".

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