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Boris Johnson to chair emergency COBRA meeting TODAY on Afghanistan crisis after cutting short his holiday

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BORIS Johnson will chair the third emergency COBRA meeting on Afghanistan this afternoon after cutting short his summer holiday.

The PM returned to Downing St to take charge of Britain’s response to the Taliban’s terrifying takeover of the war-torn country.

Boris Johnson will chair COBRA today after cutting short his holiday

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Boris Johnson will chair COBRA today after cutting short his holidayCredit: Simon Dawson / No10 Downing Street
The PM returned to Downing St

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The PM returned to Downing St

No10 sources insisted he “kept in touch” and made calls with officials during his brief Saturday holiday.

Mr Johnson was due to take the whole week off but will stay in London until at least Wednesday to open a debate on Afghanistan in Parliament.

MPs have been recalled from the Commons summer recess to discuss the deteriorating situation in the country.

Taliban fighters have captured the capital of Kabul and stormed the Presidential Palace, forcing President Ghani to flee abroad.

British troops are at the airport evacuating remaining embassy staff and Afghan citizens who have helped our mission over the years.

It will be the third COBRA meeting since Friday, underscoring the seriousness of the catastrophe in Afghanistan.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has scrambled back after jetting off on an overseas retreat. He was seen entering Downing St this afternoon.





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