Merkel, defense minister meet soldiers behind Afghanistan evacuation
23 September 2021 | 1:49 pm
Germany's Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer praised Bundeswehr soldiers for "achieving incredible things" by getting thousands out of Afghanistan.
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