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Malala Yousafzai hails rescue flight success as plane carrying dozens of Afghan woman including activists who worked alongside her plus an ex-Government minister and top anti-Taliban lawyer lands in Greece

Amed Khan, who organised the flight, said: ‘The children, women, and men on this flight were being targeted by the Taliban, their lives were in immediate danger and so it was incredibly important that we were able to get them out quickly.

‘It’s a huge credit to the Greek Government that it has been so helpful in facilitating their journey to safety and offering vulnerable people sanctuary when they need it most.’

A Greek government spokesman said: ‘These people’s lives were at risk and we acted decisively with our partners to bring them to safety in Greece. ‘We are working tirelessly to process all the applications Greece receives.

Source: Daily Mail

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