The End of the German Airlift What Will Become of the Afghans Left Behind?

On Thursday, the German military suspended flights from Kabul. Thousands of people who worked for the Germans have been left behind. Berlin is hoping negotiations with the Taliban will give them a way out.
Victims of the attack on Thursday at the Kabul airport

Victims of the attack on Thursday at the Kabul airport

Foto: Wakil Kohsar / AFP
“Only people who have no children make it. People who can push through the crowd. They scream and jump around to attract attention, but I can’t do that with my children.”

A former Bundeswehr interpreter trapped in Kabul

Victims of the Thursday bombing in a hospital in Kabul

Victims of the Thursday bombing in a hospital in Kabul

Foto: Mohammad Asif Khan / AP
“I don’t know what I’m going to do if the Germans leave me behind."

A former Bundeswehr employee trapped in Kabul

"Without agreements with the Taliban, there will be no safe way out.”

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer

DER SPIEGEL 35/2021
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