British transport aircraft including four C-17s, one A400M, one C-130 and three Voyagers are currently involved in evacuation efforts.
At approximately 9:12 PM local time today, the Associated Press reported that the Taliban would soon declare the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from the presidential palace in Kabul.
#Kabul Airlift – Aircraft Tracking Sheet – Version 1.0 (20:00BST 15/08/2021)
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— DefenceGeek (@DefenceGeek) August 15, 2021
600 British military personnel have deployed to Afghanistan on a short term basis to assist British nationals to leave.
British troops arrived earlier to assist with the evacuation. pic.twitter.com/LYJieXS935
— George Allison (@geoallison) August 15, 2021
The UK Government say that UK troops are there provide force protection and logistical support for the relocation of British nationals where required and assist with the acceleration of the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy, you can read more about this below.