"The most difficult operation": Bundeswehr awarded medals for the evacuation from Kabul
The rapid fall of the government regime in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US troops and its allies forced the Western partners to urgently return to this country in order to ensure the departure of their citizens from Kabul.
- noted on the website of the Ministry of Defense of the Federal Republic of Germany.
As indicated, the armed forces of the Bundeswehr, together with the allied forces, guarded the airport territory to ensure the departure of German citizens and Afghans in need of evacuation. From the FRG, 600 fighters took part in the operation under the leadership of a brigadier general. The military department explains that the German military transport aviation provided transportation of about 5400 refugees to Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
This operation, which took 10 days, became "the largest and most difficult evacuation to date under the auspices of the Bundeswehr."
- explained in the German Ministry of Defense.
The new award received the designation "MilEvakOp" ("military evacuation operation"). To date, 61 Bundeswehr medals have been awarded for 61 overseas missions. One of them is awarded for participation in a NATO battle group in Lithuania.
- German Defense Ministry website
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