UK to reassess asylum applications of former Afghan special forces soldiers

LONDON: The UK government will reopen applications from former Afghan special forces members denied asylum in Britain.

Hundreds of soldiers from so-called “Triples” units including Afghan Commando Force 333 and Afghan Territorial Force 444, set up by the British Army and who served alongside coalition forces, were denied relocation to the UK after the Taliban retook control of Afghanistan in August 2021.