A further 200 British troops will be sent to Afghanistan bringing the total to 900, the Ministry of Defence have confirmed.
600 were initially deployed and 100 were already in the country.
The troops are to be sent to Kabul to assist with the evacuation effort in Afghanistan.
British forces from 16 Air Assault Brigade previously arrived in the Afghan capital to assist in evacuating British nationals and entitled persons amidst the worsening security situation there.
There's a steady stream of British transport aircraft coming and going from the UK, Cyprus and even Diego Garcia as efforts continue to evacuate people from Kabul airport. pic.twitter.com/PLm7kNIxgn
— George Allison (@geoallison) August 16, 2021
British transport aircraft including C-17s, A400Ms, C-130s and Voyagers are currently involved in evacuation efforts.