Elite Afghan troops face return to Taliban after UK ‘betrayal’ – BBC Newsnight

Around 200 members of the Afghan special forces, trained and funded by the UK, face imminent deportation back to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, an investigation by BBC Newsnight has found.

The soldiers fled to Pakistan – which now says it will expel Afghan refugees.

One former UK general has called it a “betrayal” and a “disgrace”, and back in 2021 then Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Parliament that the service of these Afghan special forces had been “incredibly important”, adding that the UK would do “whatever we can” to get “safe passage for them”.

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