British Defence Ministry's mistake "could cost the life of interpreters, especially for those who are still in Afghanistan," an interpreter tells BBC.
Over 200 Afghans, mostly former interpreters who worked with the American government during its twenty-year occupation of Afghanistan, landed for resettlement in the US on Friday.
Countries to which evacuees could be flown include United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait, US official says as Taliban presses a major offensive in northern Afghanistan.
Guam's governor recently told US President Joe Biden in a letter that the territory is ready to host Afghans who worked as interpreters or somehow helped US operations over the past 20 years.
Over the past two decades, dozens of Afghan translators have been killed and tortured in assaults by the Taliban, which now says those who served alongside US and NATO troops will be safe when foreign forces leave if they show “remorse”.
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