Germany ends evacuation operation in Afghanistan — defense minister

Germany has pulled all of its soldiers out of Afghanistan, with its last evacuation flight from Kabul, Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says.

“All soldiers, members of the foreign ministry, and federal police who have led this mission to a safe end for us on the ground have been flown out of Kabul,” she says.

The military evacuation mission has therefore now ended, she says, adding that she was “relieved that our soldiers who carried out this dangerous operation have safely left Afghan airspace.”

Germany had flown out 5,347 people since August 16, the minister says.

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