BERLIN, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Germany’s military is sending A400M transport plane to Kabul with 30 paratroopers every on board to evacuate embassy employees and their Afghan helpers as Taliban fighters encompass the Afghan capital, Bild am Sonntag reported.
The Sunday paper cited unspecified sources as saying the planes would shuttle to a close-by hub, doubtless the Uzbek capital Tashkent, for onward constitution flights.
A defence ministry spokesman mentioned that an evacuation mission had been ready via the evening with the best urgency, however he declined to remark additional on the newspaper report.
Taliban insurgents entered Kabul on Sunday as the USA evacuated diplomats from its embassy by helicopter, and an Afghan authorities minister mentioned energy can be handed over to an interim administration. read more
Approval from the German parliament, which is required for such a navy mission, should be given after the very fact because of the urgency of the operation, the paper cited its sources as saying.
The federal government mentioned on Saturday that the military was getting ready to get embassy employees in Kabul and Afghan helpers out of Afghanistan, including that the operation can be mandated by parliament. read more
Reporting by Germany newsroom; Writing by Ludwig Burger; Enhancing by Hugh Lawson
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