Soldiers on ground, Op Pitting ongoing to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghans from Afghanistan following the 2021 Taliban offensive (Picture: MOD).
Picture: MOD.
Afghanistan

In pictures: The UK's mission to evacuate people from Afghanistan

Operation Pitting involved 100 flights, evacuating 15,000 people in just 16 days.

Soldiers on ground, Op Pitting ongoing to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghans from Afghanistan following the 2021 Taliban offensive (Picture: MOD).
Picture: MOD.

More than 1,000 troops, diplomats and officials were dispatched to Afghanistan to rescue UK nationals and Afghan allies after the country's capital fell to the Taliban.

More than 15,000 people were airlifted to safety in just over a fortnight.

Many more eligible Afghans who aided British forces are still waiting to reach the UK.