Germany withdraws from Afghanistan

These are the last German soldiers to withdraw from Afghanistan. Over the last couple of years, Germany had the second largest contingent of troops in Afghanistan after the United States.

The German defense minister says that ‘after nearly 20 years, of deployment the last soldiers left Afghanistan. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer added that ‘this is the end of a historic chapter, of an intensive mission’. 59 German soldiers died in Afghanistan, 35 of them had been killed in combat or as a result of militant attacks, making it Germany's deadliest military mission since World War II.


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