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Afghanistan: three planes from Tokyo for Japanese civilian repatriation

A KHI C-2 and two C-130s from the Self-Defense Forces to complete evacuation missions

In total three military aircraft of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces: these are the means officially made available in these hours by the Tokyo government to complete the evacuation of civilians remaining in Afghan territory, following the recent events that led to the resumption of power by the Taliban and the proclamation of the new Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. A KHI C-2 heavy tactical transport aircraft took off today, according to government spokesman Katsunobu Kato said it. Instead, two C-130s will arrive in Afghanistan tomorrow, always by tactical transport: the three airplanes have the task of bringing back those civilian compatriots (mostly diplomatic personnel or members of non-profit organizations) who remained in the country despite the evacuation carried out to Dubai via a British military plane on Tuesday. To be repatriated at that juncture despite the harsh criticism of the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party was mainly the staff of the Japanese embassy in Afghanistan, closed on August 15.

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