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German troops arrive home from Afghanistan, ending 20 year mission

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The last contingent of German soldiers has arrived back in Germany following the end of their deployment to Afghanistan. Three Luftwaffe transport planes landed at the Wunstorf Air Base in Lower Saxony on Wednesday afternoon, carrying a total of 264 men and women. Among them were 20 members of the Special Forces Command (KSK) who had been deployed to Afghanistan to secure the field camp in Mazar-i-Sharif, which was evacuated the day before. The last German soldiers of the NATO mission Resolute Support had made an overnight stopover in Georgia. Coronavirus restrictions meant there was no formal…

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