Spain begins evacuation: An airplane is directed to Kabul to get the first group

Despite the difficulties, Spain is willing to begin the evacuation of the "first group" of Spaniards and Afghan collaborators in the country. One of the A40

Spain begins evacuation: An airplane is directed to Kabul to get the first group

Despite the difficulties, Spain is willing to begin the evacuation of the "first group" of Spaniards and Afghan collaborators in the country. One of the A400 aircraft has ended early today from Dubai Airport to Kabul to begin repatriations, the Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs reported in a joint statement.

At the airport await the Spanish ambassador, the rest of the staff of the Embassy and the national police who watch over the safety of the Legation. Afghan collaborators and their families are hidden in houses in the city waiting to receive precise instructions to be able to escape from the country.

They all add around 500 people, so more than one flight will be needed to be able to take out of Afghanistan all the people linked to Spain.

The good news is that the process has begun after several days of uncertainty and is confident that the "first group" can reach United Arab Emirates throughout the afternoon.

The official defense and exterior note specifies that the Spanish airplane had taken off from the Dubai Minhad Air Base. Meanwhile, a third medicalized A400M aircraft of the Armed Forces has left this Wednesday from the Torrejon Air Base (Madrid) to Dubai to join the repatriation work.

On board the airplanes that will be used in the evacuation, members of the Air Deployment Squad (EADA) of the Air Army, an elite unit that will ensure the safety of repatriated. In addition, from battalion of the military civic cooperation (CIMC) of the land army. "With this device it is intended to respond to the difficult conditions of the evacuation," they warned yesterday from Defense and Exteriors.

Updated Date: 18 August 2021, 05:25

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