The UK military has left Afghanistan too soon, according to the majority of people who voted in a Forces News online poll.
As the Taliban continue to take provinces in Afghanistan, with Kabul among the latest and most prominent to have fallen, we asked the question: Is the UK leaving Afghanistan too soon?
Two hundred extra UK military personnel – on top of the 600 who flew out over the weekend – have been deployed to the country's capital to help bring back UK nationals and rescue former British staff, as well as additional aircraft.
In our poll, conducted across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, Forces News found the overwhelming majority of people thought the UK military had left Afghanistan too soon.
Altogether, 13,563 votes were made across the three social media platforms.
Of the total number who voted, 9,191, or roughly 68%, think the UK has left Afghanistan prematurely.
This compares to 4,327, or around 32% of those who voted, believing the UK had not left the country too early.
Is the UK leaving Afghanistan too soon?— Forces News (@ForcesNews) August 16, 2021
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