Germany rejects calls to send troops to Afghanistan
15:56, 09 August 2021
Photo: Lisa Ducret/dpa/Global Look Press
The German defense minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said Germany will not resend troops to fight the Taliban* in Afghanistan following the Talib’s takeover of the city of Kunduz where the German contingent was deployed for over a decade.
"The reports from Kunduz and from all over Afghanistan are bitter and hurt a lot. Are society and parliament prepared to send the armed forces into a war and remain there with lots of troops for at least a generation? If we are not, then the joint withdrawal with the partners remains the right decision," the German defense minister said on his official Twitter account.
Die Meldungen aus #Kunduz und aus ganz #Afghanistan sind bitter und tun sehr weh. Wir haben dort gemeinsam mit den VerbÃ¼ndeten gekÃ¤mpft, Bundeswehrsoldaten sind in Afghanistan gestorben. 1/14
Kunduz is one of the five major cities taken over by the Talib forces in the last 24 hours. The US has already started backing from its claims to completely abandon Afghanistan as the US performs airstrikes against the Taliban’s positions in the region. https://en.news.ru/middle-east/taliban-keep-attacking-fifth-city-captured/
* Taliban is a terror organization banned in the US, Russia and many other countries