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Afghanistan. The evacuations continue. Low noise. Thank you Qatar

(B2) The Quai d'Orsay announced it on Friday (December 3). More than 300 people have just been brought to safety on an exceptional flight between Kabul and Doha.

Afghans, French and… Dutch

A plane chartered by the (French) Ministry of Foreign Affairs evacuated 258 Afghan men and women particularly threatened because of their commitments - in particular journalists -, or their link with France ". This includes, in particular, former civilian personnel recruited locally from our armies (aka the PCRLs). Their repatriation to France will be organized in “ end of next week ". Eleven French and sixty Dutch and their dependents were also evacuated by this flight.

500 people evacuated since September Doha

This operation " exceptional » is not unique, however. The evacuations continue quite discreetly. Since September 10, “ 110 French people and their dependents as well as 396 Afghan men and women to be placed in protection » as well as a citizen of another Member State of the Union were evacuated on ten separate flights « hosted by Qatar ". And these operations could continue. " All services » of the state remains « fully mobilized in the continuation of these evacuation operations.

Thank you Doha!

These operations were organized by France with the help of Qatar ". The Gulf country is particularly active and has maintained links with the Taliban. In particular, it hosts the negotiations between the Americans and the new occupants of power in Kabul. It also maintained regular flights from Kabul.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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