A campaigner pushing for the evacuation of people from Afghanistan says the Afghan population and military who served in the country have been let down by politicians.
The director of the London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace and Security is also urging the international community to not "abandon" those left behind under Taliban rule.
Sanam Naraghi Anderlini showed emotion as she told Forces News: "It is the politics and the politicians and the diplomacy that failed our soldiers, Afghan soldiers and the Afghan population."
British military personnel are deployed to the capital Kabul to evacuate UK nationals and eligible Afghans.
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