Air Force Airbus A400M transport aircrafts are seen at Wunstorf Air Base in the Hanover region early Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. In view of the rapid advance of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Bundeswehr wants to start evacuating German citizens and local Afghan forces from Kabul. AP
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is planning to deploy soldiers to Afghanistan to help with the evacuation of German nationals and Afghans in danger from the Taliban, parliamentary sources said Monday.
The government is planning to seek a mandate from parliament to allow the deployment of as many as "several hundred soldiers", the sources told AFP, citing a briefing by Merkel to leaders of parliamentary groups late Sunday.