The German government said on August 16th that only seven German military aircraft had been evacuated from Kabul airport since the Taliban took over the city on the 15th because of the chaos at the afghan capital’s airport.
German Defense Minister Karen Bauer said the German A400M transport plane made an “emergency landing” at Kabul airport on the evening of the 16th, the main purpose of which was to allow German soldiers to evacuate safely, Reuters reported. Germany is understood to have the second largest military contingent in Afghanistan after the United States.
“The situation at the airport is very chaotic, dangerous and complex.” “We have very little time, so we only receive people on the ground,” Kalenbauer told the German Radio and Television Federation. ”
A Foreign Office spokesman said only seven people had been evacuated because the plane had to leave quickly and other Germans were unable to enter the airport without the protection of German soldiers.
According to earlier reports, Kabul airport in the flight grounded hours after the 17th early resumption of operations. Kalumbauer wants the airport to remain open for several days to help more people evacuate. “These people are not only German citizens, they may also be local workers at risk, and we will support other countries.” She added.
16, 2021, at Kabul International Airport, the capital of Afghanistan. People’s Visuals