Germany withdrew the last contingent of its troops from Afghanistan after 20 years of mission in Afghanistan, an official said.

Germany’s Defense Minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wrote on his Twitter that Germany has completed the withdrawal of its troops after two decades of service in Afghanistan.

“This marks the end of a historic chapter – an intense deployment that has challenged and shaped us,” Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wrote tweeted.

She added that the German soldiers are now on their way back home.

The defense minister said around 150.000 German soldiers served in Afghanistan since 2001 and she thanked each of the soldiers who were part of the mission in this country.

German soldiers have been in Afghanistan since 2001 as part of the International Security Support Force (ISAF) and the subsequent Resolute Support Mission.

Reports indicated that at least 59 German soldiers were killed during the mission in Afghanistan.

The decision comes as when US President Biden calls for end to foreign mission in Afghanistan and said, “Afghans are going to have to decide their future.”

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