Talibans Release Former British Soldier Who Was Captured During Kabul Carnage

Former British soldier, Ben Slater has been released by Talibans after being captured during the Kabul carnage months ago.


Slater who was imprisoned by the Talibans, was arrested while attempting to help hundreds of Afghans to leave the country.

The evacuation exercise carried out by Slater who ran his business Nomad Concepts Group in Afghanistan, was done under the direct supervision of the Secretary of State for Defence.


He was trying to evacuate his staff over a land border when he was captured.  Slater who was questioned when a coach carrying members of his staff was stopped at a border, was planning to cross into a third country after not being able to secure spots for them on the British airlift.


British Defence sources told The Sun that is on a plane back home today October 5. A UK government source said he flew out of Kabul to Doha on the same flight as UK's Prime Minister's High Representative for Afghan Transition Sir Simon Gass, and Dr Martin Longden Charg√© d'Affaires of the UK Mission to Afghanistan.

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