In the face of a Taliban resurgence, pleas for immediate refuge are made.

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In the face of a Taliban resurgence, pleas for immediate refuge are made.

Former British defence ministers declared Wednesday that British fighter jets should target Taliban insurgents fighting for control of Afghanistan.

According to local authorities, the terror group has killed 900 people in Kandahar province alone in the last month as US and Nato forces withdraw from the nation.

Taliban forces have now switched their attention to Helmand, where British troops have been fighting.

The Daily Express yesterday joined every major newspaper, as well as Sky News and ITN, in urging Afghans who cooperated with British journalists in the conflict to seek urgent asylum.

“Fighting is worsening nationwide, and the Kabul administration has lost control of more than half of the country,” the letter to Boris Johnson stated.

“Our unwillingness to help those who have aided us would not only be a moral failure, it would be a wonderful recruiting tool for those who do us harm,” Tory grandee David Davis warned.

“Britain must step up and get a plan in place to give effective military support,” Tobias Ellwood, the chair of Parliament’s Defence Select Committee, said. If we don’t, we risk losing everything we’ve worked for since 2001.”

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