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Boris Johnson Faces Criticism over Afghanistan Crisis

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UK’s PM Boris Johnson says ‘no veteran’s request for help will go unanswered’ as MPs warn of mental health problems.

The prime minister Boris Johnson will make a statement in the House later on Monday.

He is expected to defend his handling of the Afghanistan crisis in the Commons.

Johnson will also offer an extra £5 million to help charities supporting veteran as he faces another parliamentary grilling on the crisis in Afghanistan.

Boris Johnson has earlier reiterated his vow to use “every economic, political and diplomatic lever” to help Afghans.

Both he and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab have faced criticism over the UK’s response to the Taliban takeover.

It comes after the UK’s top general said “everybody got it wrong” on how quickly the Taliban would gain control.

Labour has earlier warned that the UK could face a heightened terror threat if extremism spreads in Afghanistan.

The last British and US troops left Afghanistan at the end of August. This brought their 20-year military campaign in the country to an end.

There has been criticism of the way the West withdrew, with questions over how the Taliban was able to seize control of the country at such speed.

And there is also concern that many Afghans, who worked with the British armed forces, did not manage to reach Britain.

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