US President Joe Biden on Tuesday refused to extend the August 31 deadline, when US forces will withdraw. In doing so, he ignored calls from his European allies for an extension of the deadline. Biden pointed to the growing security risks for his forces.
We will use every hour and every day to get rid of as many people left as possible. We continue every day and every hour we have left.
This means that the clock is ticking for evacuation from Kabul airport. British forces are also expected to leave before their American counterparts. Raab said Britain was “acting as quickly as possible” to help as many people as possible flee. 2,000 people have been evacuated in the past 24 hours.
But Raab did not say when he expected the last flight to depart from Kabul. There are rumors that the British operation will end on Friday. “We will use every hour and every day to get as many people left as possible away,” Raab said. “Every day and every hour left, we carry on.”