U.K.: Deadline for Afghanistan Evacuation Until Last Minute of Aug. 31

LONDON -
People from Kabul and other provinces wait behind the Hamid Karzai International Airport gate as they try to enter the airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 25, 2021.  (Reuters)

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Wednesday that the deadline for evacuating people from Afghanistan was up to the last minute of this month.

Raab was asked after a White House spokesperson said at a briefing on Tuesday they needed to check if the deadline for evacuations was up to the last minute of Aug. 30 or Aug. 31.

“We think it goes until the end of August, but the military planners will firm up the details for the precise time frame,” Raab told the BBC.

Raab said Britain hoped there would be a functioning airport in Kabul after the evacuations end.