BERLIN (Reuters) – The first Lufthansa airplane carrying evacuees from Afghanistan landed in Frankfurt early on Wednesday with about 130 individuals aboard, the airline mentioned.
The Airbus A340 picked up passengers who had been taken by Bundeswehr flights from the Afghan capital of Kabul to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent.
As a part of an airlift effort in coordination with the German authorities, additional particular flights from Tashkent, Doha or different neighbouring nations in the subsequent few days will evacuate extra individuals from Afghanistan.
Germany, which had the second largest army contingent in Afghanistan after the United States, needs to airlift 1000’s of German-Afghan twin nationals, rights activists, attorneys and individuals who labored with international forces.
After dramatic pictures of throngs at Kabul airport attempting to flee after the Afghan capital fell to the Taliban, U.S. forces have secured the airport and began an airlift to fly out diplomats and civilians.
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